Saturday, May 25, 2024

HOW HEALTHY IS THE HEALTH SYSTEM?

The researchers caution that most medical errors are not caused by inherently bad doctors, and that reporting these errors should not be met with punishment or legal action. Instead, they say, most errors represent systemic problems, including poorly coordinated care, fragmented safety nets, and the absence or insufficient use of safety nets and other protocols, in addition to unwarranted variations in treatment regimens. medical practice, which lacks responsibility.

Author: Katerina Topallova

Little Jana is no more. It shocked and angered us, and brought us back to the basic question – whether and how much we do about health, one of the main pillars of a society. How healthy is health if we lose young, healthy children in an instant?

The parents say they took him walking, with mild illness and swelling of the eyelids. They lost their five-year-old daughter in just a few hours.

Institutions determine if there was a medical error while the parents are convinced that this is exactly what happened – medical error.

What do world researchers say about medical errors?

When a medical provider does something wrong that results in an injury or worsening of their patient’s health, this is known as medical malpractice. Although medical errors may seem unimaginable, they actually happen more often than you might think. Even worse, fatal cases of medical errors are also not uncommon.

Unfortunately, the latest medical malpractice statistics have patients wondering if they are really safe in the hospital or are they literally risking their lives?

This column is not written to put anyone in an inconvenient situation before being proven guilty. Rather, based on previous cases and studies around the world, to analyze what can, what can’t and where we are really moving with our health system.

A few years ago, a study by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that medical error may be the third leading cause of death in the country. Based on that study, at least 250,000 Americans die each year due to some type of medical error. But depending on what is considered a medical error, that number could be as high as 440,000.

Other medical malpractice statistics worth noting include: Unnecessary surgery is believed to cause around 12,000 deaths each year.

More than 100,000 deaths each year can be related to drug complications.

Up to 1,500,000 people suffer a non-fatal injury due to medical errors each year.

Only 1 in 50 medical malpractice cases result in a claim.

Rreth 50% e rasteve të neglizhencës mjekësore janë ngritur posaçërisht kundër kirurgëve.

The news was shocking, especially since the source was so reliable and did such a thorough job with his research. After the news broke, more calls were made to improve patient safety and hospital protocols. But legislative changes are often slow and difficult to implement, so it’s unclear how soon the medical industry will see significant improvements. A study suggests that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the US, after cancer and heart disease.

Does this information surprise or shock us? It would have to. It is frightening to know that around 700 preventable deaths per day occur due to medical negligence, including poor communication or untrained doctors.

But what happens when a medical malpractice is found?

The researchers caution that most medical errors are not due to inherently bad doctors, and that reporting these errors should not be met with punishment or legal action. Instead, they say, most errors represent systemic problems, including poorly coordinated care, fragmented insurance networks, the absence or insufficient use of safety nets and other protocols, in addition to unwarranted changes in practice patterns. of the doctor who have no responsibility.

The researchers say a medical error is any action that “does not achieve the intended result” or any planned action that, if not done, “may or may not cause harm to the patient.”

However, it is important to say that everywhere in the world, the health system, however flawed, saves far more lives than it harms.

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