If you're curious about the true state of hospital negligence and medical malpractice in the United States, all you have to do is look at the numbers. Below are a few key stats that can shed light on what things are like in New Jersey.
If you're going to the hospital and you're worried that things won't go well, there are some things you can do to help avoid problems. These include the following:
Most of us, whether we're at our doctor's office for a routine visit or in the hospital, spend more time with nurses than we do with doctors. Therefore, the results of a study of how a good nursing environment at a hospital improves surgical patient outcomes shouldn't come as a big surprise. However, it's nonetheless telling.
We all know that racism, both overt and subtle, still exists. Nonetheless, the results of a study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management are disturbing.
The term "obstetric violence" used to be associated with countries like Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela. However, some American women say that they have experienced it here in U.S. hospitals and that it turned what should one of the happiest days of their life into a traumatic experience from which they've yet to recover.
Of all the work places that should remain free of distractions, hospital operating rooms are high on the list. Some of the technology present in the operating rooms of today includes smartphones, tablets, pagers and computers. While medical personnel rely on these items to perform their duties, when does it represent a risk of hospital negligence?
No one looks forward to a stint in the hospital, even if it is just a few hours for outpatient surgery. One way that New Jersey patients get through the experience is by reassuring themselves about the trained professionals who will provide them with medical care.
Medical facilities and hospitals across the nation have become increasingly busy over the last several decades thanks to a growing population. This is just as true in New Jersey cities as it is in larger and more populated areas of the country. Considering the large volume of patients that receive care in these facilities on a daily basis, it is no wonder that hospital mistakes and even negligence occur.
In many cases, yes, some form of negligence could cause hospital-acquired infections to occur in New Jersey facilities. As hospitals hold a large number of sick people, germs may spread from person-to-person, especially if the staff becomes complacent about standard sanitary procedures. However, there are other ways negligence might cause a patient to acquire an infection during a stay in the hospital.
American society is slowly but surely coming to accept the idea that gender can be fluid - including biological gender. While the vast majority of children are born with clearly male or female genitalia, there is a significant minority of children who are born intersex.