From Yahoo news comes two articles today related to the continuing discussion of medical error. The first, titled “Americans’ Healthcare Fears Focused on Medical Errors” is based on a report suggesting that folks in the US are very concerned about the risks involved in American hospitals.
According to the article, the survey finds that 50 percent of all American adults fear “a medical error will affect them or their families when receiving general healthcare services.”
Some researchers are concerned that Americans may not be getting the right information they need in order to make appropriate health care decisions. The study found that most people (up to two thirds) will rely on advice they receive from a family member or friend, according to the article.
A director for a health care quality center stated that “what we really have to do is make those conversations with family and friends as well informed as possible.”
That’s what we do. We engage in conversation so that your health care decisions can be as informed as possible. Although it may sound silly, staying healthy and staying out of hospitals is a good start. It’s a good thing that chiropractors not only focus on keeping people healthy, but work towards educating the community for a better understanding of health and well being.
Doesn’t it make more sense to be focused on health rather than focused on fear?
The second article is titled “Study Raises New Drug Error Concerns” and it’s focus is on medication errors that are either initiated or perpetuated by healthcare workers.
According to the article, it is the first study to look at “actual reported medication errors” since last years Institute of Medicine report on medical error.
More great news for chiropractic patients. You won’t have to worry about your chiropractor being one of those “healthcare workers” because chiropractors do not prescribe drugs. In fact, chiropractors for many years, have fought vehemently to keep drugs out of the paradigm of chiropractic practice.
The focus of chiropractic is on you and maximizing your bodies innate recuperative ability to heal itself. Have a healthy day!
Yahoo News: Study Raises New Drug Error Concerns
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