It is so easy to become caught up in the tasks you must complete daily, not only at work in the medical field but also in your daily life. In this short, concise piece, Atul Gawande illustrates how the answer to reducing medical errors and accidental omissions in the operating room may be simpler than […]
Cake Instead of Malpractice Insurance?
Labor and delivery is very different in the small community hospital in Mexico. There is a large shared labor room with one tocodynamometer and busy interns taking vitals every so often. Sometimes they use the Pinard horn to detect and count the fetal heart beat. There is minimal privacy as curtains are more for decoration […]
This past summer, I spent a great deal of time working on several research projects. One project involved surveying physicians about wasteful practices. I, also, am trying to develop a tool to reduce some of these practices. In my spare time, I researched everything I could about wasteful testing in medicine and now I can […]