Patient Harm—Including One Death—Cited As Faculty Challenges MD Anderson Leadership

“Patient Harm—Including One Death—Cited As Faculty Challenges MD Anderson Leadership.” By Paul Goldberg, The Cancer Letter.

More than half of MD Anderson clinical faculty said the administration’s demands to increase the workload have eroded patient safety at the institution. Preparing for a meeting with the UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, the MD Anderson Faculty Senate conducted a survey to gauge the faculty’s assessment of the quality of care—particularly patient safety. The result: 56.4 percent of the 546 clinical faculty members who answered the question dealing with patient safety said that aggressive financial quotas set by the MD Anderson President Ronald DePinho’s administration have made patients less safe.

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