Some Doctors With Criminal Convictions Are Still Allowed To Practice, Campaigners Are Furious
Dr Steven Burn was arrested after an IT staff found child abuse images on his computer. He got a 12-month ban, but Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester ruled that Burn should be allowed to return to practice. There are a lot more doctors like him - criminally convicted, but still allowed to keep their jobs.
New Study Shows Visiting A Female Doctor Decreases Likelihood Of Health Complications And Death
Elderly patients who visit a female doctor are said to be less likely to die prematurely or be re-admitted to the hospital for serious health complications.
Alarming Sucide Rate: 27 Percent Of Medical School Students Are Depressed And Suicidal, New Study Shows
Medical school can be a pressure cooker, it's no wonder that students from medschool are stressed. However, a recent study, which looked at data around the world, shows that the level of stress and anxiety of future doctors make them depressed and suicidal.
Patients Cry Foul Over Emergency Room 'Surprise' Bills
Patients in the U.S. are slapped with 'surprise' Emergency Room bills. The charges appear during a treatment at a hospital that's in the patient's insurance network but the hospital has hired doctors who are independent contractors who choose not to be part of that network. 22 patients have already claimed to have experience the same thing.
Chopstick Stuck In Chinese Man's Penis During Self-Diagnosis
The man, who was too scared to see a doctor, inserted a chopstick in his penis to see what caused blood in his urine.
A Significant Matter That Hospital Systems Have To Consider
A published case study shows that hospitals with high DNR orders have low mortality rates.
Why Cause Of Death Inaccuracies Occur On Public Health Records
A survey conducted among New York City resident doctors showed that doctors sometimes knowingly report wrong information on death certificates.