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  • Lawmakers bid to close loopholes on malfunctioning med devices Wednesday, February 8, 2012 � by eric

    More than 90 percent of medical devices do not require proof that they have been clinically tested and found to be safe and effective prior to being cleared by the FDA for distribution or sale.

  • New Medicare chief an extreme advocate of patient safety Wednesday, July 7, 2010 � by jg

    Washington Post: President Obama’s pick to head the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, has “pushed to see quality occupy roughly equal billing with cost and access.”

  • Las Vegas Sun finds 969 preventable injuries at local hospitals over two years Monday, June 28, 2010 � by jg

    A two-year investigation by reporters Marshall Allen and Alex Richards found Las Vegas hospitals averaged more than one incident a day of “preventable injuries, life-threatening infections or other harm.”

  • Infection control problems found at outpatient centers Friday, June 11, 2010 � by jg

    Wall Street Journal Health Blog: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found at least one lapse in compliance with infection-control guidelines in 68% of the outpatient surgical centers it surveyed.

  • Computerized medical records save children’s lives at Stanford Monday, May 3, 2010 � by jg

    Reuters Health: Doctors at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University say they saw a 20% drop in mortality rate after implementing computer-based prescription filings.

  • Dennis Quaid: Actor, father, documentary film maker, MICRA fighter Friday, April 16, 2010 � by eric

    The father of twins is making his mark by taking on MICRA, California’s 35-year-old law that has capped non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases to $250,000.

  • The best way to reduce malpractice suits? Reduce malpractice Friday, April 16, 2010 � by jg

    The upshot: A correlation between better health care and fewer malpractice lawsuits.