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March 2016 Archives

Disruptions can cause medication errors

When Pennsylvania patients are hospitalized, they expect their health care staff to provide their medications in a timely and safe manner. This job falls to the nurses. However, the nurses' jobs also include other tasks, all of which must be balanced. This means that nurses often experience numerous disruptions and interruptions throughout their workday, which could potentially lead to errors.

Is malpractice to blame for every negative medical outcome?

Medical care is more advanced and sophisticated than it has ever been. However, it is also more chaotic and costly. Because of all this, patients can often feel overwhelmed and uninformed when it comes to their health care options, expectations and needs.