Tag Archives: Medical errors

Why Your Doctor May Be Dangerously Burned Out

Interesting article in the New York Times about how medical educational and work environments are highly likely to lead to your doctor being burned out - which in turn is linked to less empathy and more errors. My take is there's too much of the "I put up with it, so you've damn well got…
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How to Avoid Dr. Death

  On February 16th, The Washington Post and the Dallas Morning News had an article about a Texas neurosurgeon, Christopher Duntsch, nicknamed “Dr. Death,” who was taken to court after he performed a spinal fusion on a 74-year-old woman. Duntsch left one nerve root severed and another with a screw through it, causing the patient…
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