Prevalence of medical error Assignment PDF

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TABLEOFCONTENTSCRITICALUNDERSTANDINGOFPREVALENCEOFMEDICALERRORSINUS......................................3SEVERITYOFMEDICALERRORS.......................................................................................................4CLASSIFYMEDICALERRORSINTERMSOFCONSEQUENCES.............................................................4REFERENCES.....................................................................................................................................52
CRITICALUNDERSTANDINGOFPREVALENCEOFMEDICALERRORSINUSIn USA, more than 2,50,000 deaths happen per year due to medical error. It is alsopublished in The BMJ wherein it is stated that the third leading cause of death is respiratorydisease and that usually happens due to medical errors by staff members. According to theCentres for disease, it is being recorded that in the year 2013, 3611,105 people died due to heartdisease, 584,881 died of cancer and 149,205 died of chronic respiratory disease. Henceforth,these are the top there causes for death in the US (Stokowski, 2016). In most of the studies, it isbeing analysed that a few medical errors happen because of improper attention towards the pastand present records of the patient. Poorly coordinated, fragmented insurance networks, absenceof safety nets and other protocols are some of the reasons that leads to medical errors.Additionally, unwanted variation in physician practice patterns also lacks the accountability.DiseasesNumber of people died because of medicalerrorsHeart disease614,348Respiratory disease147,101Accidental cases136,053Cerebrovascular disease133,103Alzheimer’s disease93,541Diabetes76,488Influenza and pneumonia55,227Intentional self-harm42,773Nephritis and nephritic syndrome48,146Cancer591,699In the same year 2013, it has been witnessed that more than 251,454 patients die due tomedical error. As per Indiana University, researchers estimated that 13.8% patients die becauseof unexpected deaths and this usually happens due to medical errors (Study Suggests MedicalErrors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. 2016).In European Union, around 23% of patients are affected because of medical error;whereas 18% claims to have serious issues due to medical errors in hospitals and other 11% haveproblems due to wrong medication. In NHS, almost 12,000 patients died needlessly because ofbasic medical errors by medical staff members. The error caused death in 5.2% of these which isequivalent to 11,859 preventable deaths in hospitals in England. As per the study done by3
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