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Posts Tagged ‘Brigham and Women’s Hospital’

Good Chance Your Doctor Doesn’t Know Your Med’s Real Indication

  This is bizarre. It turns out that many doctors don’t know what the real, FDA-approved indications are for the medications they’re prescribing. In a Wall Street Journal article that discusses the risks of off-label uses for prescription drugs, the author cites a 2009 study of 1,199 physicians (mostly primary care doctors and psychiatrists) that […]

A Hospital That Shares Mistakes For The Greater Good

  This struck me as interesting: The Boston Globe wrote an article on how doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) are encouraged to share medical errors. In fact, they are asked to do so, knowing that the information will be published in a case study-like format for the public to see. The objective is […]