A new study suggests that nearly 11 percent of patients in intensive care units at large medical centers received care that their doctors considered futile.
Major medical specialty groups recommended that doctors greatly reduce their use of 90 widely used but largely unnecessary tests and treatments.
Aspiring doctors quickly learn whose opinions, experiences and voices count, and it is rarely their own. But such an overly developed sense of hierarchy comes at an unacceptable price: good patient care.
In the new medical TV drama “Monday Mornings,” senior doctors publicly attack their younger colleagues. Such heated exchanges may make for good television, but new strategies have emerged for dealing with medical mistakes.
Doctors on average spend more than four years of their careers embroiled in lawsuits, and certain specialists, like neurosurgeons, average well over 10 years, according to a new report.