Medical errors can be costly. Victims are often left with a worsened medical condition that can be painful and expensive to treat. To make matters worse, these individuals are usually unable to work while they seek to recover their health, which means that they lack the financial means to cover their damages.
A lot of trust is placed in the doctors who treat us. When they make a diagnosis or recommend a course of treatment, Hoosiers rarely second guess it. Yet, a recent discovery has shown that many unsuspecting patients may be at risk of being harmed or even killed by medical malpractice. This is because electronic health records, known EHRs, are proving more problematic than many expected.
Undergoing a medical procedure can be stressful and, for some people, terrifying.
Employee burnout -- the grinding, continuous stress, cynicism and exhaustion that one might experience in their job -- is not limited to any one industry. However, when medical professionals in Indiana and nationwide experience burnout at work, it affects more than just them and their employer. It can also affect the safety of patients in their care.
What happens during a hospital stay cannot only have impacts on a person’s physical health, it can also have implications related to mental health. Take, for instance, the mental health concerns that arise in connection to care at intensive care units. ICU patients can face risks of delirium, a state of confusion.