They involve death, psychological injury, or the "risk thereof." "Risk thereof" means that although death or serious injury may not have happened it could have happened (Dovey, Kuzel, Phillips, and Woolf, 2004). An idea came up of not paying the hospitals or facilities if the patients are being charge for their mistakes. “The idea of not paying for errors was spawned by the quality improvement movement that has been sweeping through healthcare since 1999, when the institutes of medicine issued its seminal report saying as many as 98,000 U.S died annually because of medical errors” (Carpenter, 2008) (p.14). Perhaps maybe this can fix the medical error problem we are having.
And currently in 2009, about 46 millions Americans lack of health coverage, who are suffering from the undiagnosed chronic conditions and not receiving substandard medical care. These earlier researches show that lack of health insurance increase the probability of death in select illnesses and populations. Another consequence of un-insurance is the preventable illness, from Lurie et al, believes that the uninsured are more likely to visit the emergency department and admit to the hospital for Ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Therefore, it implies that the importance of providing universal health insurance in America, in order to prevent any overcrowded hospital and increase in mortality
Calculation errors can end up in overdose of medicines, which can result in deaths (Kozer, Berkovitch, & Koren). There are many reasons for the medical errors in health care industry. In year 2000, a study by IOM reported that there is economic loss from medical errors due to which health care industry was in a crisis (Kohn, 2000). It was found that even with the advancement of technological innovations health care is not utilizing technologies like electronic format of records. According to law set by US congress, President Bush declared that “every American should have an electronic medical record within 2014.” (Pear, 2007).
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Modern medicine has gifted Americans with vaccinations, but has lead us to be unable to comprehend the economic and social impact of disease. The average American has not seen the damage of a serious disease can cause. Not vaccinating makes someone unnecessarily susceptible to serious illnesses and diseases that most of the population has only seen in history books. Moreover, common vaccines include immunity against diseases that most U.S. citizens have not even heard of. Diphtheria, a cause of premature death in children, has been virtually eliminated from America for ten years, but people fail to analyze the cause of this success.Vaccines are attributed to the disappearance of Diphtheria and many other diseases.
Will this problem continue to cause a downfall in health care? Will Americans who have cancer or other serious illness be subject to high premiums or to no care at all?. Many Americans best cancer centers hospitals are off limits under the Affordable Care Act. Now that this new law was established it has been very difficult for many cancer patients to get the proper care that they need. Even doctors, State insurance regulators and administrators are very concerned about this new law and for their patients.
The majority of this limitation is due to pressure from within the organization or government pressure. The government influences hospitals into denying treatment in order to cut federal costs. These government actions generally result in a revision of private employee health care claims, and in turn certain businesses can no longer afford to provide health insurance for their employees. Consequently, approximately 50 to 60 million people go without insurance for at least one month each year. Many HMO’s constantly evaluate their services to "ensure" the best care and coverage.
Non-digital copies of health records include many problems. These often include misread prescriptions (totaling 100,00 deaths per year (Caplan, 2007), lost data, inefficient way to save data, which can often result in missing information, and many other things. The biggest problem being misread prescriptions, making it one of the highest causes of death in America, with mobility and mortality costs totaling $77 billion per year from these (McKesson, 2016). The government is now enforcing implementing these systems, or providers will no longer receive payment Medicaid or Medicare and will be fined. With this, medical clinics are rushing to implement an EHR, without fully understanding what is important or the background behind the systems, which results in picking the cheapest system.
Also, these bureaucrats representing the government take health decisions on behalf of the citizens and based on this possess people’s confidential medical history and personal information which was previously confidential. They decide what is deemed cost effective treatment and what hospitals must deny or accept, thereby depriving citizens privacy rights and the right to decide how and what medical services are delivered to them(14), as well as risk of paying a fine for those who refuse to get health insurance. Pros and cons for doctor-patient access and relationship Patients can walk into the doctor’s office, have access to the hospital care without the fear of been ignored based on the type of insurance possessed or charged more for an out of doctor network visit under the Obamacare standard of health insurance. The implication of such freedom implies that most people cannot retain their doctors and are at risk of losing the relationship built over the years and this might have a ... ... middle of paper ... ...nternet]. Washington Post.
Introduction Medical malpractice has been a controversial issue in the healthcare setting for centuries. Apparently, there are laws to protect patients’ from medical mistakes and errors that are the result of negligence. After researching various laws and medical liability cases based on allegations of negligence, this paper will discuss and provide details on the medical malpractice case of Dorrence Kenneth versus Charleston Community Memorial Hospital. The case analysis will briefly explain information from the beginning to end, including: laws that were violated, codes in the healthcare industry that were breached by the physician and Charlesto... ... middle of paper ... ...ulations in the U.S. judicial system is “most define the law as a system of principles and processes by which people in a society deal with disputes and problems, seeking to solve or settle them without resorting to force” (p. 15). Some situations cannot be rectified in a board meeting.