mednews-logo.300We know you’re busy, but we don’t want you to miss important healthcare quality and patient safety news.Here’s a roundup ofstories you may have missed but need to take a look at before calling it a week. (Sign up on the right if you’d like these news alerts delivered to you.)

  1. Making the Cut: Why choosing the right surgeon matters even more than you know 
    No matter on which side of the fence you stand regarding transparency, this piece is worth the read. It’s lengthy but offers example after example as to exactly why ProPublica made public the complication rates of nearly 17,000 surgeons this week.
  2. Doctors and Nurses Often Work While Sick
    Access a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics that shows 83 percent of care givers in a children’s hospital admitted to coming to work sick despite an understanding that doing so could harm patients.
  3. New Naming System for NICU Babies Can Reduce Medical Errors, Study Shows
    A study in Pediatrics suggests that a naming system that combines a mother’s name with a baby’s gender and last name could prevent confusion and wrong-patient errors in neonatal intensive care units.