The New York Times is reporting that electronic records have created opportunities for doctors to bill for phantom exams on patients, putting them at risk.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal this weekend, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444620104578008263334441352.html?KEYWORDS=marty+makary about 25% of hospitalized patients are harmed by medical errors. The amount of patients killed each week by medical errors is enough to fill four jumbo jets. Why are these numbers so high, and why don't we hear more about this? Some doctors will overlook the mistakes of their colleagues because whistleblowers are often punished and criticized. Doctors who call out other doctors can be assigned to more emergency calls and even bad-mouthed and discredited in retaliation.
Brianna Murray's drowning death went unacknowledged by virtually everybody until Tuesday morning. Retemar Robinson was livid when she read the paper on Tuesday morning and discovered that Robert Generali, former executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury, was using the death of her daughter as an excuse for his alcohol abuse and subsequent crimes.