Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
In the United States, people traditionally visit a hospital to heal; not to catch potentially fatal infections. With health care reform being debated in front of the United States Supreme Court, recent medical reports and findings posted at popular health-and wellness online portal BeWellBuzz.com have shown that in recent years, more people are developing fatal and near-fatal infections due to multiple reasons, causing many people to become skeptical about their next hospital visit.
It may come as a shock to the common United States citizen, but according to Consumer Reports on Health, nearly 100,000 deaths occur each year which have been directly linked to hospital-induced infections each year. Combined with incorrect diagnosis, faulty treatment, mishandled medical files and simple medical clerical mistakes, it is becoming obvious that hospital stays are no longer a safe haven for seeking medical healing.
According to estimates by Centers for Disease Control, over 1.7 million people in a year get serious hospital-related infections. It was also reported by the CDC that approximately 195,000 patients die each year because of hospital errors as simple as mislabeling medication, ordering the wrong medical treatment and simple clerical human errors.
Hospital medical errors can cause more deaths than life threatening diseases like Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Pneumonia. According to medical records released by Health Grades, 195,000 people each year die because of these tiny medical errors. The two main causes of these deaths are faulty diagnosis and not treating a problem in time. This means that it is possible that patients may be suffering with pneumonia while the doctor diagnosis is “a viral fever”. The treatment given to treat the misdiagnosis is what triggers these infections and thus the root cause of these fatalities.
In 2006, the Institute of Medicine issued a report that stated that medication mistakes is the most common medical errors that led to an estimated $3.5 billion added costs for lost wages, productivity and additional health care expenses. The report also confirmed that on an average, every day, one person per hospital gets worse due to one or the other drug error. In times of economic struggles, the medical industry is continuing to have financial issues and the end result is higher costs for patients to pay.
To learn more about detailed ways hospitals and the medical industry are causing more medical problems to occur, please read the in-depth report posted at BeWellBuzz.com posted below.
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