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August 2018 Archives

Report says radiology-related malpractice often ends in death

The majority of radiology-related malpractice claims are due to misinterpretations of clinical tests, according to a report from Coverys. The health care liability insurance provider analyzed more than 10,000 closed claims that were filed between 2013 and 2017, all of them related to radiology-related liability and most of them involving a missed, delayed or wrong diagnosis. New York residents will want to know the rest of the results.

Micro-inequities for women in the workplace

Despite the ongoing rise in awareness about gender discrimination and sexual harassment on the job, many New York employees continue to face these issues. The #MeToo movement has highlighted the many ways in which different types of gender biases have a strong negative effect on women's careers, achievements and pay. It has also brought back to the forefront a term first developed in 1973: "micro-inequities." The term refers to incidents, events and actions that may be small but may have a major overall impact on those who face discrimination on the job.

Getting the facts about drowsy driving

Drowsy driving is a major problem in New York, as elsewhere in the U.S., resulting in tens of thousands of crashes every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that in 2013, for example, there were 72,000 drowsy driving crashes, and thousands of them produced at least one fatality.

What data and tech companies do to fight distracted driving

In New York, distracted driving is affecting everyone from ordinary drivers to CDL-holding professionals. According to data analytics firm Zendrive, there are approximately 69 million drivers using their phones behind the wheel every day. Smartphone use contributes to 26 percent of all accidents. That's not the only form of distraction, either; simply letting the mind wander can also constitute a distraction.

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