Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 10 Patient Safety Concerns
Connecticut medical malpractice occurs when there is a deviation from the standard of care that leaves the patient with a significant, permanent injury including death. There are times when hospitals and their employees are liable for these injuries. It is also no secret hospitals and health care providers are looking to streamline their processes. This crosses over to the diagnosing of patients and managing of health care while keeping patients safe. The ECRI Group issued a list of the top ten patient safety concerns.
- Utilizing electronic health records for test result management;
- Mental health services working in partnership with physical health services;
- Healthcare worker burnout;
- Overprescribing of antibiotics;
- Early recognition of sepsis;
- Continuing education and skills development of healthcare providers;
- Detecting a change in the patient’s condition;
- Empowering leadership to support patient safety;
- Mobile technology usage and its ability to collect proper data;
- IV safety
If you question the care you or a loved one have received that resulted in permanent injury (including death), find out if you have a medical malpractice case.