Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"BBC's World Service"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
TODAY
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
UPCOMING
How Safe Is Your Food?
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
RECENT
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas
Deal Reached Between North Las Vegas And Labor Unions
Bryan Ferry (Of Roxy Music) Brings His Orchestra To Vegas
Is Tipping Obsolete?
The Life Cycle Of A Mall
Being Oscar
Fixing Nevada's Mental Health System
Bundy Family Says Local Officials Need to Step In To Stop BLM Dispute
The Future Of Space Tourism
The Brass Tacks Of The Education Initiative
UNR President Seeks To Restore Funding
What Should Be Done About NSA Spying?
'Ordain Women' Protests Meeting
The Future Of Africa

How Do Other Hospitals Deal with Medical Errors?
How Do Other Hospitals Deal with Medical Errors?

Listen
AIR DATE: January 6, 2011

The patient was accidentally injected with the wrong medicine. She went into cardiac arrest and barely survived. The hospital admitted its mistake, paid the patients' bills, and changed its protocol on labeling medicine. That's what one hospital did in Chicago - and that's the standard procedure when doctors make mistakes. Should we adopt that program here in Las Vegas? What's keeping us from doing so? And would it lower the over 3600 cases of patient harm reported in Las Vegas hospitals? Marshall Allen of the Las Vegas Sun flew around the country looking at how other hospitals operate. Doctors and hospital administrators tell us what they do in Chicago and Rhode Island - and whether it can work here in Las Vegas.

LINKS
comments powered by Disqus
COMMENTS:
I came to Las Vegas 6 months ago. In that time, I have had significant contact with the health care industry here. For Las Vegas to be a world class city it MUST address the sorry state of its health care. It is frightening to be sick here. The Chicago model is a first step for Las Vegas to model and implement. If not, Las Vegas will never see the growth it so vitally needs.As boomers retire they will seek communities with solid health care - choosing rigid Chicago before Las Vegas where safety comes first.
Rabbi Leonard ZukrowJan 4, 2011 09:34:13 AM
© 2013 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.