Medical Dosimetry News Archives
The New York Times published an article on radiation safety and medical errors on December 28. Click here to read the article — December 28, 2010.
ASTRO has published a response to this article at: http://www.astro.org/PressRoom/NewsReleases/2010NewsReleases/documents/FinalNYTResponse.pdf
It is noteworthy to mention that there are initiatives underway, as reported in The New York Times article and the ASTRO response, to create a national medical error reporting system and patient safety database for radiation oncology. AAMD President Melanie Dempsey, CMD, recently participated in the Radiation Therapy Roundtable with a group of radiation therapy clinical and industry leaders for the inaugural discussion about such a reporting system and database held by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. AAMD will continue to participate in this important project and keep members apprised of developments.