Healthcare News & Insights

Look-alike tubes kill patients regularly: Why is this still allowed?

Mistakes as simple — and avoidable — as confusing an IV with a feeding tube regularly injure and kill patients. And industry interests seem content to allow it to continue.

10 medical devices are potential time bombs

As much as technology has helped advance medicine, it can have a harmful side, too. When broken or used improperly, devices meant to heal can harm — or even cause death.

New guidelines for radiation safety

The American Society for Radiation Oncology issued a six-point plan for reducing errors related to the use of radiation.

Two docs pay for child’s death — but who actually made fatal mistake?

No one knows how — or when — a piece of metal ended up in the brain of a four-year-old. But two doctors at Children’s Hospital Boston were just found responsible as part of a $15 million verdict.