Trust reports two ‘never events’ in area already under review for errors
A teaching trust has reported six ‘never events’ in less than two months, including incidents in a specialty already under review for errors. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 1, 2023 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

News at a glance: Lower pay for disabled Ph.D.s, more U.K. genomes, and quitting antismoking rules
LEADERSHIP Argentina’s president targets science The election last week of libertarian Javier Milei as Argentina’s next president has many of the nation’s scientists fearing the future. Milei, who won 55.7% of the vote, has vowed to close or dramatically restructure the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina’s main science funding agency, and its health and environment ministries. He views climate change as a “socialist hoax.” Milei has called CONICET, which employs nearly 12,000 researchers and ranks as one of South America’s top government s...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 30, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Buying your kids a washer and dryer that collects money from people as they do their laundry can teach kids about investment in several ways:
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain wants to change how it evaluates scientists —and end the ‘dictatorship of papers’
Spain’s much-maligned system for evaluating scientists, in which the sole criterion for career advancement is the publication of papers, is set to be overhauled under new proposals from the country’s National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ANECA). The reforms, announced earlier this month, would for the first time see researchers at Spain’s public universities evaluated on a range of outputs besides papers, and would also encourage the distribution of findings via open-access platforms. Many scientists are welcoming the move, saying it will help academia move on from a system that has been described as es...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 29, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Malpractice dos and don'ts: Primer scoops top RSNA award
The authors of a practical guide designed to help radiologists avoid malpractice claims have received one of 17 magna cum laude awards handed out by the RSNA 2023 judges. Another prizewinner is about imaging of syphilis. "The majority of radiologists will face litigation in their careers," noted Luke Michael Wojdyla, a second-year radiology resident, and radiologist James Y. Chen, MD, both of UC San Diego Health in California, adding that in a 2021 survey, 71% of radiologists said they had been sued. "Despite this, dedicated teaching of medicolegal issues is often lacking or incomplete in radiology training programs. Res...
Source: Headlines - November 29, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Philip Ward Tags: MRI RSNA 2023 Source Type: news