Health Care & Medical Malpractice Stats/Resources
- ACEP 2009 States Emergency Care Report Card The National Report Card on the State of Emergency Medicine assesses the support that each state and the District of Columbia provides for their emergency care systems. A wake-up call for policymakers, the report underscores the challenges facing patients who need emergency care and recognizes efforts to address these needs. This report should motivate state and national policy support for improving emergency care systems. With a financial crisis and failing health care system, never before has the emergency department been more vital to everyone. American College of Emergency Physicians
- FDA: Patients at Risk of Complications From Unretrieved Medical Device Fragments JAMA Vol. 299 No. 7, February 20, 2008, Clinicians should take special precautions to prevent fragments of medical devices from breaking during procedures and being left in patients, potentially causing serious adverse events, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned in an advisory aimed at reducing such complications.
- Baby I Lied - Rural Texas is still waiting for the doctors tort reform was supposed to deliver, Texas Observer, Oct 2007
- Health Affairs: Measuring The Health Of Nations: Updating An Earlier Analysis: In a comparison of 18 industrialized countries, the U.S. ranked at the bottom of the number of deaths that could have been prevented by timely and effective health care. Ellen Nolte and Martin Mckee, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, report their findings in the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of Health Affairs. (subscription required to download full article)
- US Department of Justice: Med Mal Claims in 7 States, 2000 - 2004
- Public Citizen: The Great Medical Malpractice Hoax, 2007
- American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Professional Liability Claims and Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Members: Myth versus Reality, 2005