Did you know that medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the world?
Medical errors are mistakes made in healthcare that could have been prevented. These mistakes can occur in all kinds of healthcare facilities including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and nursing homes.
One of the root causes of medical errors is communication. These errors often lead to fatal injuries and death. Examples of medical errors include:
- Being prescribed the wrong medicine or the incorrect dosage of it
- Getting misdiagnosed by your doctor
- Incorrect lab results
- Misinterpretation of the doctor’s instructions
- Surgery is done on the wrong area of the body