More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year while being treated in the U.S. health care system. Even more receive substandard care or costly overtreatment. Our ongoing investigation of patient safety features in-depth reporting, discussion and tools for patients.
A surgeon who lied about his partner’s skills on the witness stand has been haunted by the deception for nearly two decades.
Many patients sent to rehab facilities to recover from medical crises or procedures sometimes suffer additional harm from the care itself, a government study concludes.
If not for flawed tracking, medical mistakes would be the third-leading cause of death, researchers at Johns Hopkins say.
Lawrence Schlachter has seen medicine from inside the operating room and the courtroom. Lots of doctors care about patient safety, he says. “They’re just afraid to come out.”
In the U.S., patients harmed during medical care have few avenues for redress. The Danes chose to forget about fault and focus on what’s fair.
Paula Schulte couldn't survive a cascade of medical mistakes. After that, her family couldn't get accountability.
A new statement by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery says its executive director “miscommunicated” his own preference without getting necessary approval.
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery says ProPublica’s analysis can help identify surgeons with a high rate of complications.
The think tank claims Scorecard’s methods aren’t reliable, but its commentary is undermined by supposition, conflicts of interest and a lack of evidence.
Critics claim our analysis of surgical complications is flawed. We disagree. For the first time, patients can see a surgeon’s record – and use it to help make their best choice.
As a medical student, Florida spine surgeon Constantine Toumbis stabbed a friend outside a bar. Documents show he omitted or misrepresented his record in regulatory filings.
The names of five cancer centers were missing from Surgeon Scorecard. We have updated the database so you can now find them.
We calculated complication rates for surgeons performing one of eight elective procedures under Medicare, carefully adjusting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. Use this database to know more about a surgeon before your operation.
The methodology for our analysis of surgical complication rates.
The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a drug company to win a prestigious National Quality Forum endorsement for its product.
A firm sold 18,000 knee-replacement tools before the government called a halt.