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Jeremy Hunt claims to be on the side of patient safety, especially when it comes to hosting international conferences on the subject. The Department of Health have just released a video where he shows off “140 avoidable deaths” per week, but there’s no idea where the latest statistic has come from. He could have done another misinterpretation job – like he did with ‘that’ BMJ paper. Whilst the machinery of how the operations and strategy work in the NHS may leave many people baffled, even the hardened specialists, patient safety undoubtedly touches us all. As you’d expect, all registered Doctors, […]
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When considering the mandatory reporting of patient abuse in the UK, it may help to consult the American system, as the  dilemmas and legal considerations are similar in both jurisdictions. A caveat to this is that although there is an office of Adult Protective Services (“APS”) in all 50 states, each state’s legislation may differ. In Colorado, on and after July 1, 2014, for instance, a very comprehensive list is given of those who have a mandatory duty to report serious harm or injuries. Indiana: An individual who believes or has reason to believe that another individual is an endangered […]
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