January 16, 2021

Feds Reopen Malpractice Database, With Caveats

UPDATE: “How Complaints From a Single Doctor Caused the Gov’t to Take Down a Public Database” (via ProPublica) Via Reuters: The federal government reopened public access to a database of malpractice claims and damages paid by doctors, with new restrictions that would prohibit using it in any way to identify the physicians. Consumer advocates and […]

Recently Released: "Feds Post Database of Hospital Errors"

From the Denver Business Journal: To the dismay of the American Hospital Association, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an exhaustive list of medical errors occurring at the nation’s 4,700 hospitals. The CMS database of eight categories of “hospital-acquired conditions” includes leaving a foreign object in the body after surgery, urinary tract […]