Sepsis is a public health concern. Sepsis results in approximately 200,000 deaths in the United States every year. Unfortunately, exact data for sepsis is difficult to gather due to discrepancies with the definition.
Over 50 percent of women state that when they sought medical care based on the belief they were experiencing a heart attack, their medical care provider falsely stated their symptoms were not connected to a heart attack or acute myocardial infarction. Instead, the physician was more likely to point to a different concern such as acid reflux.
If you are like most people, you probably assume that doctors and nurses are keeping good medical records regarding your health and treatment. You may, however, want to rethink those assumptions.
A recent report published in the Journal of Neuroimmunology calls medical professionals to watch for encephalitis in patients diagnosed with other neurological disorders, like Parkinson disease.
While on a family vacation in Florida, a young woman experienced a panic attack. The woman had never suffered from panic attacks or anxiety in the past. Yet the symptoms continued to get worse. After seeking medical treatment upon her return home, medical professionals diagnosed the woman with bipolar disorder.
Quadriplegia is not a typical surgical outcome. In most cases, patients who undergo spinal surgery and experience paralysis as a result of the procedure are victims of adverse events. As such, these patients may be eligible for compensation to help cover the costs associated with the injury through a medical malpractice claim.
Many Arizona residents who experience symptoms such as a fever, headache and stiff neck simply assume they've contracted the latest strain of flu bug that's going around. If a doctor makes the same assumption without further checks, the results could be deadly. Some forms of meningitis exhibit those identical signs, but there are tests to help make the proper diagnosis.
When Arizona patients get a chance to visit with their doctors, they may feel rushed. According to a new study, many doctors do not give their patients enough time to explain their problems.
Patients in Arizona hospitals may have more to be concerned about when their doctors are burned out on the job. Unfortunately, a national survey suggests that over half of practicing physicians in American are burned out. One study of almost 6,700 doctors at clinics and hospitals found that these burned-out doctors are more likely to make medical errors when treating their patients. The study looked at workplace burnout, fatigue and depression among medical professionals and how these issues might affect treatment and workplace safety.
According to studies, medical errors may lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people each year. There are a number of different types that Arizona patients might be harmed by.