May 14, 2012 04:18 EDT Just over a decade ago, the patient safety movement gained strength in the United Kingdom and the United States as both countries were publically humiliated with high profile cases of medical mistakes which led to investigation and two key reports being published in 1999 (The Institute of Medicine’s To Err is Human in the US) and in 2000 (An Organisation with a Memory in the UK).
Mar 29, 2012 03:21 EDT This week our Director of Technology Per Warvås is providing his thoughts on the incident from last week where the professional footballer Fabrice Muamba suffered from Cardiac Arrest . As a fanatic sportsman and soccer fan, Per took this very emotionally and is trying to highlight his thoughts on how we deal with serious incidents such as this. Enjoy your reading. Regards Göran Malmberg
Mar 08, 2012 04:16 EST We all read in the newspapers that our hospitals have to cut costs, have not enough trained personnel who also sometimes have to work extreme hours. In Europe we are trying to get working hours down to below 10 hours per day, in the United States residents’ working weeks have to be maximum 80 hours a week!