Confusing Naming Conventions Leads to Medical Errors in Newborns: Survey When a baby is born in a hospital or birth center, the baby is often given a temporary identity immediately after birth. Newborn naming conventions vary from hospital to hospital, but usually consist of a generic first name, such as “Baby Boy,” plus the mother’s […]Study Suggests Medical Error Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
Study Suggests Medical Error Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. Published in the British Medical Journal in May 2016, research led by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine surgery professor Martin Makary suggests that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer. Makary considered four […]
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