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New "wilful neglect" offence needed for healthcare sector, say lawyers

A new criminal offence of "wilful neglect" is needed for individuals and organisations in the healthcare sector, to send out a clear message that appalling care warrants public censure and sanction, say leading lawyers in the journal BMJ Quality &Safety.Existing regulation is not up to the job, argue Professors Karen Yeung of The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, and Jeremy Horder of the Department of Law at the London School of Economics.
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We would like to thank Drs. Lapostolle, Lecomte, Arnaudet, Javaudin, Pes, and Petrovic for their thoughtful comments regarding our paper “Ultrasound use during cardiopulmonary resuscitation is associated with delays in chest compressions.” They raise several important points regarding the paper that warrant clarification.
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Authors: Korkmaz A, Sahin D, Guray U Abstract AIM: Recently fragmented QRS (fQRS) on ECG has been introduced as a predictor of myocardial scarring and myocardial ischemia in coronary artery disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between fQRS and fractional flow reserve (FFR) results in patients with the intermediate degree of coronary artery stenosis. METHODS: A total of 301 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography and FFR measurement for intermediate coronary artery stenosis were included in the study. The study patients were divided into two ...
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