August 14, 2004
deficient in washing hands in hospitals, study finds
doctors fail to wash their hands when they should, and the worst
offenders are those who work in operating rooms or emergency
departments. Anesthesiologists were the least compliant, washing up only
23 percent of the times they should have. Surgeons, ranking second from
the bottom, had only a 36 percent compliance record of practicing proper
hand hygiene. Doctors in emergency medicine complied only 50 percent of
the time, according to the report, which is published in this week's
issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine...
Feb 8, 2004
Audits would drop malpractice
TALLAHASSEE -- Could a little-known state office
known for challenging utility rates be the cure for what ails Florida's
medical malpractice rates? State auditors say yes. In a just-released
review of medical malpractice insurance premiums in Florida, auditors
say the Florida Office of Public Counsel should become involved in
helping set those premium rates...
Feb 8, 2004
ECONOMY blamed for
high malpractice rates in Wyoming
A study of medical malpractice
insurance in Wyoming over the last 30 years links ... It concludes that
the legal system is not to blame for rising premiums that...
Feb. 7, 2004
not the cause of higher malpratice rates
"A study of medical
malpractice ... Conducted by Americans for Insurance Reform, the report
concludes that the legal system is not to blame for rising medical
malpractice rates...ECONOMY blamed for high malpractice rates"