Unfortunately, due to the medical errors epidemic in health care, prior to the Covid epidemic, medical errors constituted the third greatest cause of death. Dr. Kayur Patel describes what’s wrong and how it can be changed. He is Chief Medical Officer of Proactive MD, a healthcare model that serves many U.S. healthcare institutions,
He acknowledges that existing statistics represent an underreporting of medical errors. Pat commented for example, for a long time, nurses who reported a certain number of medication errors were fired. This dramatic example of why they wouldn’t report these errors underscores a culture of denial common to most healthcare settings.
The solution, Dr. Patel feels, is, first, to recognize that systemic errors, those that result from a flawed system rather than individual human errors. The second step is to create an ecosystem that from the top down generates safety within that system. The third is to develop a simplified systemic approach that identifies the causes of medical errors that’s based on eight major categories. This approach makes it easier to identify causation.
Adopting this method of investigation also helps an expert witness to identify sources of errors more easily. As both a clinician and an LNC, you will appreciate learning about what the medical system is doing to restructure its culture. Be sure to check out this invaluable podcast.
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- How significant are deaths from medical errors?
- What underlies the reluctance of the medical profession to report errors?
- What or also who has primary responsibility for these errors?
- How can a systematic specification of kinds of errors help attorneys and also LNCs?
- How can nursing employees new to the job get supported?
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Your Presenter of Unmasking the Silent Epidemic of Medical Errors – Dr. Kayur Patel
Dr. Patel is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Proactive MD; a unique healthcare model with Health Centers across the country. In his role, Dr. Patel is laser focused on improving methodology to better engage clinicians and patients into a culture of zero tolerance for gaps in healthcare by extending care beyond the walls to allow a global improvement of health.
Dr. Patel also serves as consultant to KEPRO, the Quality Improvement Organization for over 30 states, wherein he reviews for gaps in standard of care delivered to patients.
Connect with Connie https://kayurvpatel.md/ or on social media.