By James B. Lieber
“A succinct, irritating file at the incidence of malpractice in sleek drugs. ….An principal research that begs for dialogue by way of watchdogs and shoppers alike.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Brilliant...scholarly. A examining of Killer Care makes a right away own funding in our personal more secure patient-centered care logical and helpful. ...Killer Care is strongly advised.”
—T. Michael White, M.D., former vice chairman and medical professor of medication,
college of Pittsburgh scientific middle; writer, Unsafe to Safe
“In Killer Care, James Lieber uncovers systemic mess ups and shortage of safeguards in sufferer protection. His take-heed call not just informs, yet offers particular and actionable thoughts for sufferers and their households. His research additionally issues to approach fixes that would make being a sufferer more secure for all of us.”
—Barbara Mittleman, M.D.; former director, application on Private-Public Partnerships,
workplace of technology coverage, nationwide institutes of future health (2006-2012)
Each yr within the united states, 1 / 4 of one million deaths are as a result of scientific errors. If the quantity shocks, on a few point you already knew it used to be so. we all know someone—perhaps it was once yourself—who has suffered depressing remedy in American hospitals, a part of the main complicated, so much large and dear future health care approach on this planet. however it is likely to be the main inefficient.
Misdiagnoses, improper prescriptions, working at the mistaken sufferer, even working at the mistaken limb (and amputating it): those are the results of rampant carelessness, overwork, lack of expertise, and hospitals attempting to get the main out in their caregivers and the main funds out in their patients.
What are we to do? Killer Care lays out the very genuine hazard every one folks faces each time we input a sanatorium. yet greater than that, it spells out what we will be able to do to mitigate that possibility. The publication can be the tale of the awesome heroes combating this plague of clinical errors—patients and their households, but in addition medical professionals and nurses. beginning approximately two decades in the past, a couple of sufferers or even a few perpetrators of those mistakes all started a social move that gives us very important protections after we are such a lot susceptible: they've got began a cultural shift that's remodeling each aspect of future health care.
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5) (see also Chapter 1). 2. 7). 3. 8). 4. Analysis of the coronary artery tree, for which the following systematization is fundamental: a. 9) and congenital abnormalities of the origin of vessels (see also Chapter 2). 2 Left main coronary artery lesion in a patient with a previous stent placed in the left anterior descending artery. Curved multiplanar reconstruction (MPR). (A) shows the left main coronary artery with a mild stenosis (large arrow) and also a stent in the proximal left anterior descending artery (small arrow).