"How many times have you done this procedure, doc?"

Sep 13, 2012 05:08 EDT Mentice AB "How many times have you done this procedure, doc?" Questions such as this from proactive, increasingly knowledgeable patients place a physician (resident, fellow or newly minted attending) on the horns of an ethical dilemma.

Tracking return on investment to improve patient safety

Aug 21, 2012 07:46 EDT Mentice AB One of the most common strategies to cut expenditure is through the consolidation of hospitals, thus creating larger care units to spread fixed costs and expand patient access to services. Too large units are actually resulting in decreased quality of care and increased cost according to some research. This week's blog subject is written by Göran Malmberg, CEO/President at Mentice.

Technology in medicine opens the door for simulation training

Aug 06, 2012 20:11 EDT Mentice AB This week our Director of Corporate Strategy, Edward Fält, writes about the positive and negative effects of introducing more advanced medical equipment in the operating rooms, and how simulation technology can be used to avoid mistakes.

How Many Deaths Are Due to Medical Error? Do we have the right numbers or are we guessing?

May 14, 2012 04:27 EDT Mentice AB 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).