Medication errors and medical malpractice

Medication errors and medical malpractice

According to government research reported in the Arizona media and elsewhere, electronic prescriptions can prevent a fair number of medication errors, and therefore hopefully reduce the worrisome prevalence of medical malpractice claims. Still, errors in prescriptions...
A Pattern of Non-Standard Treatments

A Pattern of Non-Standard Treatments

As reported in a recent KGUN9 News article highlighting the issue of Tucson medical malpractice, a prominent Arizona doctor is under investigation by Canadian authorities regarding suspicions that he may have mishandled cases, including administering unapproved...
Lax Patient-Safety Standards in Hospitals?

Lax Patient-Safety Standards in Hospitals?

As noted in a June 2012 article in Explorer News, a study conducted by prominent health care consultant Leapfrog Group found that the Oro Valley Hospital was the only Tucson-area hospital to meet high standards for patient-safety practices; all other local hospitals...
Medicaid Opposition

Medicaid Opposition

Foes of the expanded Medicaid (AHCCCS) law in Arizona have failed in their referendum drive to put expansion on the 2014 ballot.  Thus, the measure signed by Governor Brewer earlier this year became law effective September 12, 2013 expanding AHCCCS as of January 1,...

Avoiding Medical Malpractice

I wrote an article outlining some suggestions to assist patients in obtaining the best possible medical care and avoid being a victim of medical malpractice.  I feel it has useful information for everyone and encourage you to read the article, Finding The Best Medical...

Medicaid Passes

On Monday, June 17, 2013, Govenor, Jan Brewer, signed a bill increasing Medicaid coverage in the State of Arizona from 1.3 million to 1.6 million people, an increase of 23%.  Previously, Medicaid coverage in Arizona, which is administered by Arizona Health Care Cost...