You and your brethren are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. Medical error is rampant, why are you not doing anything about this problem?
How many times have you heard these statistics and others like them? How many times have you been berated by patient safety experts using these very statistics as their foundation and their whip. Have you ever wondered how these statistics could possibly be true when it doesn't jibe at all with your day-to-day experience.
I know I have wondered…
Today, we get to the bottom of this craziness.
Gerard Gianoli, MD
He did an internship in General Surgery and an internship in Pediatrics. Following a residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, he completed a fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute. He was a full-time Associate Professor at Tulane Medical School until July 2000 when he joined Ear and Balance Institute. He still maintains a Clinical Associate Professor appointment at Tulane in both the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics. He has published and lectured extensively in the field of Neurotology and serves on multiple Editorial Review Boards for the fields of Neurotology and Otolaryngology.
Dr. Gianoli's Two Pieces on the Medical Error Studies
- Medical Error Hysteria1
- Unreliable Research on Error-Related Hospital Deaths in America – Gianoli and Dunn2