This is big: MGH makes $13m settlement with doctor who challenged double-booked surgeries - and names safety initiative after him. via
“We are very grateful for Dr. Burke’s efforts to shine a light on questions of surgical safety and quality that led to the development of important improvements in our institutional policies and improved the care we deliver.”
This settlement vindicates the physician who flagged double-booked surgeries & reinforces a key principle: Professionals must be able to exercise discretion and, when they see barriers, they must be free to speak up. #ethics
“Though many surgeons at teaching hospitals schedule operations to overlap by a few minutes — letting trainees close the surgical wound...while the surgeon moves on to the second — the debate at MGH focused on surgeries...that overlapped for...hours.”
#whistleblower #compliance #healthcare MGH settles for $13m with doctor who challenged double-booked surgeries via
MGH settles for $13m with doctor who challenged double-booked surgeries via
Gotta respect the gratuitous dig at anesthesia for a surgeon’s bad judgement cc:
MGH settles for $13m with doctor who challenged double-booked surgeries. Wow.