1 Organizational responsibility and current health care issues
2 Organizational responsibility and current health care issues Healthcare in the U.S. has been experiencing some fascinating changes in last few years. Current healthcare issues in the United States includes employee with conflict of interest, aging in America, medical error, healthcare fraud and abuse, privacy issues, or healthcare coverage for noncitizens of the U.S. In this paper, medical error is discussed as organizational responsibility and current healthcare issue. Medical errors affect healthcare industry in a huge way. Medical errors can happen anywhere in the healthcare system such as, in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, etc. Medical errors are involved in many different areas of healthcare including surgeries, medicines, or in medical lab reports. The paper includes discussion on the influence of medical errors on organizational structure and governance, culture and focus on social responsibility. Some of the ways and resources to prevent medical errors in future are also deliberated along with the ethical issues in terms of medical errors. This paper also includes some of the ways that health care administrator change the structure, governance, culture or focus on social responsibility to prevent the medical errors. Medical Errors Medical errors represent a serious public health issue, and they pose a threat to patient safety. Medicare errors are the mistakes by healthcare providers in healthcare that can be prevented. Medicare error is one of the major ongoing issues in the U.S. healthcare system. Almost one in seven people are known to experience a medical error nowadays. But medical errors can happen in varieties of healthcare organizations including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, pharmacies, and also in patient’s homes. Medical errors include errors in a lot of different areas of healthcare such as errors in diagnosis, surgeries, medicines, lab reports, or equipment use. It can happen while delivering healthcare services to the patient. The majority of the medical errors are known to occur because of the current complex healthcare system. But one of the other
3 reason can be miscommunication or problem in communication between patients and physicians. Medical errors can result into injury or death of the patient. Patients can prevent medical errors by educating themselves about their health problems, treatments, and medicines, by asking questions to providers, and by participating in making decisions related to their health and care (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2014).
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- Fall '14
- Health care provider, medical errors