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JAMA Study Shows Opportunity to Improve Patient Handovers During Anesthesia Care

Recent study shows an association between complete handover of anesthesia care of a patient from one anesthesiologist to another and adverse postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing major surgery.

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Physician Burnout and Depression May Lead to Medical Errors

A recent New York Times column reports on a growing body of research shows that physician burnout and depression are linked to medical errors and that nearly half of physicians experience burnout at some point.

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Four in Five U.S. Physicians’ Clinical Practices Have Experienced a Cyberattack

Research from Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA) reveals a sobering statistic about cybersecurity: “more than four in five U.S. physicians (83 percent) have experienced some form of a cybersecurity attack.”

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Texting Medical Orders Presents Serious Risks

The texting of medical orders remains a significant concern for patient safety. Among the risks are unintended autocorrection, confusing abbreviations and incomplete orders.

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