July 31, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Hospital Performance Improvement – Why is it So Hard? Read This…

Let’s say that a physician is making critical mistakes in the care of patients. What can a hospital do?

This brief review of case law shows the legal land mines that a hospital must carefully pick their way through, or risk a major lawsuit.

First read this blog entry on another site about an actual legal case:


Here is another version of the facts – more  critical of the hospital:


Now read information from the appeal where the first court’s decision was overturned. Here is the actual write-up of the findings of the appeal:


The world of healthcare performance improvement is a mess. Good luck to people trying to improve the system and to patients.

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