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Crowded Wichita Emergency Rooms Can Increase the Risk of Misdiagnosis

Diagnostic errors are a significant threat to patients, especially those in dire need of immediate medical attention. A patient seeking treatment must place great trust in a doctor’s ability to correctly diagnose an injury or illness. Yet medical facilities that are busy, understaffed, or otherwise chaotic can result in an increased likelihood of suffering from...

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Disability and Death Caused by a Misdiagnosis

Accurate diagnosis is the foundation of medical treatment. But, according to numerous studies, doctors get it wrong far too often. Diagnoses that are missed, incorrect or delayed are believed to affect 10 to 20 percent of cases, far exceeding drug errors and surgery on the wrong patient or body part, both of which have received considerably more...

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Built-In Food Ordering App Could Increase Distracted Driving

Technology continues to make headway in the automobile market as infotainment systems and other conveniences become inherent in today's dashboards. A recent development found in many 2017 and 2018 vehicles allows motorists to order food or browse hotel deals from a screen built into their infotainment system. The new WiFi-equipped app, called Marketplace, was recently developed by...

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Heart Surgery Results Better in Afternoon

New research suggests that the time of day actually impacts the long-term effects of surgery. A team of researchers led by David Montaigne of University of Lille-France studied the way patients recovered after complex heart surgery and the effect human circadian rhythms had on their health. Their results were published in October in The Lancet....

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Technology Can Prevent 63,000 Truck Accidents Per Year

Modern Technology Can Prevent 63,000 Truck Accidents Per Year The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has examined four forms of technology available to help increase road safety. In line with this research, they also collected data on how other drivers viewed large trucks, and found that 61% of adults driving in America feel less safe...

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False Cancer Diagnosis Brings Suit Against Kansas Hospital

Ongoing Cancer Misdiagnosis Case Highlights Need for Medical Accountability In the summer of 2016, Dr. Lowell L. Tilzer filed a lawsuit against the University of Kansas Hospital, alleging the pathology department of misdiagnosing a patient the year before and then covering up their mistake. After only four weeks, however, he dropped the case, indicating that...

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Car Accident Deaths More Likely Among Teen Motorists Than Adults

Teen drivers are three times more likely to suffer death in an auto accident than their older counterparts. Drivers under 18 are especially at risk, according to AAA. Novice drivers are not only young and impulsive, they are inexperienced and overly confident of their abilities. Many underestimate the risk of certain dangerous driving habits, such as speeding,...

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Wichita Medical Malpractice Claims Due to Maternal Death

A key measure of a society's development is how well it protects mothers and children during childbirth. The U.S. has one of the highest levels of maternal death within the developed world—in some cases reflecting the statistics of Third World countries. As non-profit journalism site ProPublica recently reported, every single year in the U.S. 700-900 women...

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