Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely common: Almost 50% of physicians aged 55 and older have been sued. Of the 7% of the medical liability claims that eventually did go to trial, 88% were won by the defendants. In other words, suits are common but wins by plaintiffs are uncommon. What are most doctors being sued […]
This article reviews a variety of options that are available to aid in caring for patients who refuse blood transfusions, ranging from tranexamic acid to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. With the use of these treatments, patients who decline blood transfusion can be safely managed in situations ranging from elective surgery to stem cell transplant to pregnancy.
MedPage Today shares the story of Cleavon Gilman, MD, an emergency room physician working at a hospital in Yuma, Arizona. His tweet? “No more ICU beds in the state of Arizona,” referring to his concern about the lack of available ICU beds on Nov. 22 despite the Governor and the Department of Health saying that […]