Hospital and Doctor Background Info
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations – The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. This is a good source for investigations involving medical malpractice.
Reducing Medical Errors
Reducing Medical Errors Requires National Computerized Information Systems – NAS Institute of Medicine.
Avoid Becoming a Victim of Medical Errors
Causes of Medical Errors
National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine Press Release 11-29-99 blames the majority of medical errors on the way the health system is organized. Their press release states medical errors kill 44,000-98,000 people in U.S. hospitals each year and claim that even using the lower estimate, more people die from medical mistakes each year than from highway accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS and more than 7,000 deaths annually (exceeding those from workplace injuries) occur from medication errors that take place both in and out of hospitals. NAS Institute of Medicine
Medical Malpractice & The Cost of Medical Insurance for Health Care
“TEMPORAL TRENDS IN RATES OF PATIENT HARM RESULTING FROM MEDICAL CARE” [PDF] – from health.ny.gov Medicaid Redesign Team: Medical Malpractice Reform Work Group.
Medical Malpractice Payouts Not Driving Up Health Costs: Study – Article at the Insurance Journal citing a review of malpractice claims by Johns Hopkins researchers. “ ‘The notion that frivolous claims are routinely resulting in $100 million payouts is not true,’ said study leader Dr. Marty Makary, associate professor of surgery and health policy at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.”
National Costs Of The Medical Liability System – US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
13 Years of Malpractice Caps Result in California Premiums INCREASING 450%. 13 Years of Insurance Regulation Result in California Premiums DECREASING 2% Why do the insurance companies lie to doctors and rip them off? It’s time for doctors to fight back! The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights (FTCR) is a nationally-recognized, California-based, non-profit education and advocacy organization. Our job is to fight to protect your interests every day. We provide people with the facts, not propaganda. We hold the politicians and the special interests accountable when they endanger the public.
Cancer Misdiagnosed by hCG false positive results
Laurence Anthony Cole, PhD Associate Professor in Reproductvie and Cancer Biology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center – featured on ABC Prime Time
hCG Reference Service (http://www.hcglab.com/ was temporarily unlinked because their site was hacked and has malware)– The hCG Reference Service is a consulting service. It was started to address these issues, aid in the interpretation of irregular or conflicting hCG results, help interpret low levels of hCG in non-pregnant individuals, and in individuals with trophoblast disease (hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma). It was also started to detect false-positive or phantom hCG results, and hCG of pituitary or cancer origin.
Jennifer Rufer’s Story of Unnecessary Cancer Treatment May Have Saved Others – ABC Prime Time
Medical Expert Witnesses
American Medical Forensic Specialists – Medical expert witnesses.
New York State Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct – professional misconduct by licensed physicians, physician assistants, or specialist assistants.
New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions – Disciplinary Actions – Certified Social Work – Chiropractic – Dentistry – Nursing – Occupational Therapy – Pharmacy – Podiatry – Psychology – Professional Engineering – Respiratory Therapy – Veterinary Medicine