A study published in The BMJ tells us about how important it is to watch out for medical errors.
How treacherous can it be? Well, as per the study medical errors are a leading cause of death in developing countries. It accounts for more than 2.5 lakhs number of deaths each year. It is also ranking them as the third leading cause of death.
This just doesn’t end here! Wolter Kluwer’s Journal of HealthCare Finance predicts that this number may approach $1 trillion in ‘lost human potential and contributions.”
Let’s talk about the same in monetary aspects. These flaws in the medical records lead to significant fatal errors and cost them around $20 billion a year.
What’s the main reason that causes the same?
Research suggests that almost 2 out of 3 of these flaws are because of poor communication among the team.
This brings us to our primary concern, “How efficient is it to use an EHR to prevent fatal medical errors?”
We are talking facts. Therefore, a Carnegie Mellon University Living Analytics Research Centre study tells us that EHR adoption accounted for a significant reduction in aggregated patient safety events, to be precise, 27%. Also, 30% fall in negative tests, treatments, or procedures.
Over this sequence, we’ll talk about how important it is to use an EHR system to avoid fatal medical errors.
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