Advance directive laws merely give doctors and others immunity if they follow it, the only reliable strategy is to discuss your values and wishes with your healthcare providers ahead of time to make sure they are clear about what you want. Although, a doctor can be held liable in a court of law for not following those orders. There is a limited amount of time in which a patient can make a medical malpractice claim. The statute of limitations for these claims may vary by each state. Life and Death Issues in Healthcare A Review of the Case Study During a scheduled appointment a patient is given the unfortunate diagnosis of colon cancer.
While at the distribution centers and stores, the auditor is likely to focus on testing inventory in the secure areas. | Due to the high cost and demand for medicines, there is a risk of theft of inventory both at the distribution centers and stores. Additionally, because some medicines have expiration dates, there is a risk of obsolete inventory. It will be difficult for auditors to identify specific types of medicines since their differences are not visually noticeable but rather dependent on differences in compounds and chemicals. Furthermore, the large number of products, with wide variations in unit costs, could lead to inaccurate amounts.
When mistakes appear, it is important for the authorized personal that made the original entry to make corrections to a patient’s medical record(s). (McWay, 2003, p.73) For a correction to be made in a paper medical record(s), the correct way is to draw a single line through the incorrect information and write “error” next to it, along with the date, time and initials of the authorized personal that made the original entry. Wherever appropriate in a patient’s medical record(s) there should be noted the reason(s) for such corrections made. (McWay, 2003, p.73) As far as corrections made to EMR’s, the same principles are implemented just as paper medical records. The change is the way of making a correction.
There are a lot of pros and cons of pay-for-performance in health care (see appendix for charts.) the chart will show what people think about pay-for-performance and the good they think it does for the health care system but it also shows the cons what people think is wrong with the pay-for-performance program. However, many are not satisfied by pay-for-performance including congress who are not on board with the Medicare reimbursement because the policy relies on the evidence-based medicine it is used to developed a “clinical practice guidelines and compensate health care providers according to their compliance with the best practices dictated by a
(pp 1241–1242) • There are several issues that can have an effect on you and the service that you provide such as the spread or infections from patient to patient or yourself such as MRSA or Clostridium difficile. As well as the ability to get the information you need to treat your patient because of the size of the facility and the amount of care workers per patient or the amount of time the patient has with a care giver plus the orders that the patient has such as a DNR 5. Describe the causes of elder abuse and neglect, and explain why the extent of elder abuse is not well known. (pp 1243–1245) • There are several factors that can cause abuse such as the abuser is the product of child abuse themselves and they are retaliating , not well trained to care for the elderly they may be fatigued ,unemployed ,or under substance abuse or may categorize the elderly as undesirable patients. • The
Which of the following correctly defines this acronym? a. Situation, baseline assessment, response b. Situation, background, assessment, recommendation c. Subjective background, assessment, recommendation d. Situation, background, anticipated recommendation ANS: B The situation, background, assessment, recommendation (SBAR) technique provides a specific framework for communication among health care providers. Failure to communicate is one of the major reasons for errors in health care.
In this journal, I will be reflecting about how insurance companies, hospitals, and patients can use Cost-benefit analysis for sustaining a life. First and foremost, Insurance companies routinely use cost-benefit analysis in healthcare to set policies and decide whether to approve claims. Many companies have blanket policies on general treatments, to either approve or deny them. If the cost is unacceptably high and the benefit is marginal or low, the company may deny treatment. In the event of an appeal, it can perform a more rigorous analysis of the situation.
The waters become murky, however, when one takes into account the amount of resources allocated to providing some services or procedures to certain patients. In Plato’s argument, he asserts that essentially, healthcare should be served in a manner that reflects the interests of the greater good. At what point does the greater good become more important than an individual though? Dr. Craig Wax asserts that in Plato’s society “physicians responded to the needs of the state by devoting resources to the workers, in the process ignoring the elderly, very young, critically ill, and those who were considered genetically inferior. Such practices can lead to vile immorality and atrocities.” By all accounts, empathy is one of the most important qualities in a humane society.
These abbreviations certainly save time and can expedite care, but they can also cause a multitude of problems. Abbreviations for differing medicines can be mistaken, Medical errors are typically caused by illegible writing and misrepresentations of some types of abbreviations when providing treatments or filling a prescription. As a result health care agencies, such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations have required hospitals and other medical facilities to create a list of unacceptable abbreviations. Many facilities are also discouraging the use of abbreviations in medical records and documentation. Standardization is paramount and will require practice changes for all healthcare providers.
There are several important reasons why patient confidentiality should be respected. First, breaching a patient’s confidentiality destroys trust, which is an important aspect in physician-patient relationships. Second, if this trust is breached, patients may have a difficult time trusting doctors and disclosing pertinent information in the future. Lastly, betraying a patient’s trust this way is in direct opposition to that individual’s right for autonomy. There are many instances on a daily basis where patients’ medical data must be disclosed.