There’s much more to “defensive medicine” than the perceived risk of a malpractice suit
Friday, February 25, 2011 � by jg
A thoughtful essay by two physicians indicates doctors have more motivation to avoid being second-guessed by review panels of their peers than to avoid lawsuits.
Author of New York Times series on medical radiation to speak at medical seminar
Thursday, July 15, 2010 � by jg
New York Times investigative reporter Walt Bogdanich will be part of a special symposium on “Medical Radiation and Patient Safety” at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine annual meeting in Philadelphia.
Legislative panel supports radiation protection
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 � by eric
An Assembly committee approves Padilla measure on a bipartisan vote, but lobbyists for hospitals and radiologists warn that provisions could put scare in patients who can be helped.
Monitoring radiation exposure needed to reduce risks
Monday, June 14, 2010 � by jg
Associated Press: “Taken individually, tests that use radiation pose little risk. Over time, though, the dose accumulates.”
Settlement reached after 2-year-old receives 151 CT scans
Friday, May 28, 2010 � by jg
Eureka (Cal.) Times-Standard: A confidential settlement has been reached with Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata, Cal., after a radiology technician administered 151 CT scans to a 2-year-old boy over a 65-minute period.
A victim of medical radiation overdoses tells his story
Monday, May 24, 2010 � by jg
Michael Heuser, “Patient 1″ in the investigation into medical radiation overdoses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, describes what happened to him and the impact it has had on his life.
FDA to crack down on medical radiation errors
Friday, April 9, 2010 � by jg
New York Times: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will make changes in the approval process for new radiotherapy equipment in order to reduce the number of errors related to medical radiation.