Essay On Health Care Issues

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Organizational Responsibilities and Current Health Care Issues Jessyca Staggs University of Phoenix Health Law and Ethics HCS/545 Christie Artuso March 31, 2014 Organizational Responsibilities and Current Health Care Issues The health care is extremely important to society because without health care it would not be possible for individuals to remain healthy. The health care administers care, treats, and diagnoses millions of individual’s everyday from newborn to fatal illness patients. The health care consists of hospitals, outpatient care, doctors, employees, and nurses. Within the health care there are always changes occurring because of advance technology and without advance technology the health care would not be as successful as it is today. Technology has played a big role in the health care and will continue in the coming years with new methods and procedures of diagnosis and treatment to help safe lives of the American people. However, with plenty of advance technology the health care still manages to make an excessive amount of medical errors. Health care organizations face many issues and these issues have a negative impact on the health care system. There are different ways medical errors can occur within the health care. Medical errors are mistakes that are made by health care providers with no intention of harming patients. These errors rang from communication error, surgical error, manufacture error, diagnostic error, and wrong medication error. There are hundreds of thousands of patients that die every year due to medical error. With medical errors on the rise it has caused the United States to be the third leading cause of death. (Allen.M, 2013) Throughout the United States there are many issues the he... ... middle of paper ... ...ue to numerous medical errors. With the amount of medical errors that currently do occur which is a current health care issue it cost the health care billions of dollar each year to fix the mistakes that were made. Reference Allen.M, (2013). How Many Die From Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals? Retrieved on March 29, 2014 from Brown. J, (2013). Reducing Medication Errors in Nursing Homes Admissions. Retrieved on March 29, 2014 from Mahar.M, (2011). Reducing the Cost of Medical Errors: Spend a Little to Save a Little. Retrieved on March 29, 2014 from

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