The Downside of Hospitals Becoming “Highly Reliable”

Imagine you are a student watching a cardiac surgical case that went very smoothly with the exception of a few random episodes of sudden drop in the blood pressure.  Each time those ‘episodes… | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Turning Safety vs. Profits into a Fair Fight

Heart surgery is a complicated procedure done on unhealthy patients. Occasional bad outcomes are easy to understand.  On the other hand, a bad outcome that was preventable is less acceptable.  Exam… | Continue reading | 1 month ago