ER Main Cause of Preventable Errors ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ER Main Cause of Preventable Errors

A study has shown that showed over 50 per cent of all preventable hospital error claims result from mistakes in the emergency room (ER). The reason for this is poor organization and overcrowding - more patients are being treated with fewer resources. Over 46 million Americans have no health insurance, and end up going to the emergency room for problems which are controllable and preventable, overburdening the system and causing chaos.

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