Hey U.S. government, here’s some money-saving news to keep on your radar. Recently, researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center revealed a study that showed eye care providers prescribe more name-brand medications by volume than any other group. It’s a discovery that could have nationwide implications, considering eye care providers contribute around $2.4 Continue Reading..
If you diligently visit your doctor every year and have an annual physical done, you may not be all that concerned about the possibility of heart disease affecting you, provided your doctor hasn’t mentioned it in the past. After all, if you doctor hasn’t raised concerns about heart disease, then why worry? But according to Continue Reading..
Medication errors are some of the most common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors and healthcare providers. In some cases, a doctor might accidentally prescribe a dangerously-high dose to a patient. In others, they might prescribe the wrong medication altogether. But doctors are not the only ones who can make medication errors. Recently, a Continue Reading..
We might like to think of hospitals as safe havens for the sick and injured, but because these healthcare facilities pack large numbers of sick people into confined spaces, they can also become incubators for so-called “superbugs” that resist conventional treatments. The most well-known of these superbugs is probably MRSA, a deadly type of staph Continue Reading..
Modern medical treatment often involves a collaborative effort between multiple physicians and healthcare professionals. When patient care is handed-off from one clinician to another, possibilities arise for failures in communication that can ultimately lead to dangerous medical errors. A doctor might neglect to mention an allergy or drug sensitivity, for example. Healthcare experts know these Continue Reading..
Preventable errors have been a hot topic of discussion in the medical community recently. Insurance companies, legislators and medical professionals have suggested a variety of potential solutions to the alarming rate of medical errors in America – from treating more patients at home to establishing harsher penalties for doctors who commit dangerous errors. Now, in Continue Reading..