Some situations seem to be impossible, but sometimes they occur, according to the Reason model, when there is an “alignment” of latent conditions. This is an incredible but real story. A 62-year-old man was scheduled to undergo surgery for an inguinal hernia. Continue reading Amputation: red alarm→
Article published by Professor Ximena Páez, professor at the Universidad de Los Andes de Venezuela. Co-author: Miguel Angel Díaz.
People in general are not satisfied,unfortunately, with their health system. Why? The causes are multiple and complex. Could providers and patients individually and independently produce changes to achieve better medical practice? Could teaching and care institutions help in this target? Continue reading Improving medical practice: a utopia?→
Diagnostic delay in cancer is a difficult subject to study with many confounder factors. Several papers have been published with controversial results about the relationship between delay and survival, although there is a clear tendence for a worse prognosis with longer delays. We will expose some of the confounder factors and biases that can interact with the association between delay and survival.