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February 2011 Archives

Hundreds of patient deaths blamed on "alarm fatigue"

The failure of hospital staff to respond to alarms from medical devices contributes to many patient deaths. A Boston Globe investigative report linked over 200 hospital patient deaths between January 2005 June 2010 to problems with alarms on machines that monitor patients' vital signs.

Doctor's lawsuit alleges that a hospital endangered patients

A doctor filed a lawsuit against Upstate University Hospital alleging that he was retaliated against for speaking out against dangerous medical practices, fraud, and other unethical activities. Dr. James Holsapple filed the lawsuit in federal court alleging that the hospital committed medical malpractice by placing profit before the wellbeing of its patients.

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