New to Meducation?
Sign up
Already signed up? Log In
Fees funding
11
2003

The Medical Education Fraud

Does spending more time on the wards as medical students actually produce more competent junior doctors?  
jacob matthews
over 1 year ago
Preview
5
49

P.I.P. Breast Implants Failures Review

This Literature Review has been reproduced to inform Physicians caring for victims of the P.I.P Health Fraud. Review of June 2013.  
Pips leak
about 3 years ago
Preview
2
16

Now GPs charge to visit care homes: NHS probes astonishing claims

Labour Peer Lord Hunt (pictured) told Parliament the situation 'appears to be fraud'. British GPs already enjoy £105,000 a year, the highest in the Western world.  
Mail Online
over 3 years ago
Preview
2
14

NHS fraud and error 'costing the UK £7bn a year' - BBC News

Fraud is costing the NHS £5bn a year, with a further £2bn lost to financial errors, the former head of its anti-fraud section tells BBC Panorama.  
BBC News
over 3 years ago
Preview
2
43

NHS fraud ‘equal to its entire budget for cancer treatment’

The true cost of fraud inside the NHS could be more than £5bn a year, more than 20 times the official government figure, a new report has warned.  
The Independent
over 3 years ago
Preview
1
25

In brief

Recruitment agent is sentenced for faking locum doctors’ experience: Ross Etherson, 34, has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for 12 months, for enhancing the CVs of doctors without their knowledge while working at the London recruitment firm Midas Medical Recruitment. Seven locum doctors (mostly applying for senior house officer posts) were employed in Lincoln and Sussex hospitals on the basis of Etherson’s misleading documents. There was no evidence that patients suffered clinically as a result of the fraud, and hospitals released the doctors from their contracts where necessary.  
bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Www.bmj
1
12

In brief

Recruitment agent is sentenced for faking locum doctors’ experience: Ross Etherson, 34, has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for 12 months, for enhancing the CVs of doctors without their knowledge while working at the London recruitment firm Midas Medical Recruitment. Seven locum doctors (mostly applying for senior house officer posts) were employed in Lincoln and Sussex hospitals on the basis of Etherson’s misleading documents. There was no evidence that patients suffered clinically as a result of the fraud, and hospitals released the doctors from their contracts where necessary.  
bmj.com
over 2 years ago
12
1
1

elder-abuse-lawyer-nursing-home-care-neglect

Elder abuse includes physical abuse, financial fraud and neglect of and is rampant in nursing homes. Contact an Elder Abuse Attorney Los Angeles for more  
downtownlalaw.com
over 3 years ago
Preview
1
15

Should research fraud be a crime?

Zulfiqar A Bhutta says that criminal sanctions are necessary to deter growing deliberate research misconduct, which can ultimately harm patients. Julian Crane disagrees: he doubts that sanctions will have any deterrent effect and worries that criminalisation would undermine trust  
bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Static.www.bmj
1
12

Former editor pays $1m to settle allegations of kickbacks to promote products

Charles Denham, one of the best known patient safety advocates in the United States and a former editor of the Journal of Patient Safety, has paid $1m (£0.7m; €0.9m) to settle US government civil allegations that he solicited and accepted kickbacks to influence infection prevention guidelines in a way that favored his sponsor’s product.  
bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Preview
0
12

Six doctors are charged with taking kickbacks for sending patients to Chicago hospital for no reason

An entire Chicago hospital operated on kickbacks, buying referrals of elderly patients who had no medical reason for admission, then billing Medicare and Medicaid for unneeded investigations and stays, say charges filed by US attorneys against five administrators and six doctors.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Preview
0
9

Hundreds are arrested for Medicare fraud totalling $712m

A nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has led to charges being laid against 243 people accused of submitting fraudulent Medicare bills totalling $712m (£450m; €625m), the new US attorney general, Loretta Lynch, has announced. Forty six of the accused are licensed medical professionals.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Preview
0
5

Medical corruption in the UK

Last year The BMJ launched an international campaign against corruption in healthcare. A single article was the spark: a personal view about the endemic culture of kickbacks to doctors in India (doi:10.1136/bmj.g3169). The campaign received widespread support from Indian doctors and the media, and it seems to have led to some positive change, if not yet enough. In an unprecedented move India’s then health minister acknowledged that corruption was a big problem. The government set up a special committee and has banned gifts to doctors and conference sponsorship by drug companies. The Indian Medical Association is working on a new code of medical ethics for private hospitals. And the Medical Council of India, which regulates India’s doctors, has committed itself to act against any doctors reported to have received kickbacks.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Preview
0
6

Michigan neurosurgeon is charged with healthcare fraud for sham surgeries

A Michigan neurosurgeon could face 10 or more years in prison after the US federal government accused him of billing Medicare and commercial insurers for $33m (£21m; €27m) while performing sham lumbar spinal fusion surgeries.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Preview
0
6

Government says EHIC cards could be vulnerable to fraud - BBC News

The Department of Health admits the NHS could be vulnerable to fraud due to loopholes in how European Health Insurance cards are issued.  
bbc.co.uk
over 2 years ago
Www.bmj
0
6

Top Medicare billing doctor is arrested for fraud

A Florida ophthalmologist who is the top biller of Medicare in the United States has been indicted on 46 charges of medical fraud.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Preview
0
13

US vaccine researcher is jailed for fraud

A vaccine researcher in the United States who admitted to fabricating and falsifying HIV vaccine research results has been sentenced to 57 months in prison and ordered to repay $7.2m (£4.6m; €6.5m) to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), which funded much of his work.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Preview
0
6

US vaccine researcher is jailed for fraud

A vaccine researcher in the United States who admitted to fabricating and falsifying HIV vaccine research results has been sentenced to 57 months in prison and ordered to repay $7.2m (£4.6m; €6.5m) to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), which funded much of his work.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Preview
0
8

Detroit oncologist who falsely diagnosed cancer and treated hundreds gets 45 year sentence

The trial of the worst ever medical fraud case in the United States has ended with a Michigan oncologist, who made false diagnoses and unnecessarily treated hundreds of patients, receiving 45 years in federal prison.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago
Preview
0
3

NHS vulnerable to health card fraud, government admits - BBC News

Loopholes in the issuing of European Health Insurance cards could allow foreigners to bill the NHS for care in their own countries, the government admits.  
bbc.co.uk
over 2 years ago