Are Older Doctors More Likely To Commit Medical Mistakes?

Posted on April 22, 2021 by

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently met in Chicago for its annual policy-making meeting, where it discussed whether aging doctors should be given competency tests. Discussion about testing comes at a time when there are more than 240,000 physicians over the age of 65, about one-fourth of all doctors. Unlike other professions, such as piloting… Read more »

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Can Hospital Interpreters Cause Medical Mistakes?

Posted on August 29, 2016 by

Hospitals across the country use interpreters to help doctors communicate with patients who primarily speak foreign languages. In some cases, hospital interpreter mistakes cause patients to suffer permanent or fatal consequences. Several years ago, NPR wrote an article that shared the story of Willie Ramirez, an 18-year-old man who suffered a catastrophic injury due to… Read more »

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Can Robots Reduce The Risk Of Medical Mistakes?

Posted on June 08, 2015 by

At the University of California San Francisco Medical Center (UCSFMC), robots have taken over hospital jobs that used to belong to human beings. Robots at the UCSFMC have started filling prescriptions with incredible efficiency and accuracy. The $15 million pharmacy-bot uses a mechanical arm to move past rows of shelves, and then it selects the… Read more »

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