The function of white blood cells in a patient before surgery can indicate their post-surgery recovery time, researchers at Stanford University found in a small study.
46% of orthopedic surgery medical malpractice claims allege improper surgery performance. 16% allege improper management of the patient. 13% are diagnosis related.
Regardless of the reason here are 11 strategies to help prevent botched surgeries and malpractice claims.
Every 37 Seconds… Someone Dies as a Result of a Blood Clot.
A blood clot in the leg (a deep vein thrombosis, DVT) or a clot to the lung (a pulmonary embolism, PE) can happen to anyone at any age… But some people are more at risk than others.
New study says… Preventing post-surgical delirium in older patients can help ensure a successful recovery. Researchers found that patients with delirium following major surgery are more likely to have worse outcomes. Including lower quality of life, disability or even death.
They found the greatest risk of heart attack came in the first month after surgery. During this time they found the risk of heart attack “significantly higher” compared to the non-surgical group. The study also found venous thromboembolism to be a higher long-term risk for total joint patients.
73 trials involving almost 7,000 patients… This is what they showed about the impact of music on common measures for post-operative care.
Compared with regular care, music was associated with a 20% reduction in postoperative pain and a 10% reduction in anxiety. It also significantly reduced the use of pain pills.
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