There have been many people who come home with permanent injuries and have to wait months for a surgery. About 13 percent of America’s homeless veterans. Thousands of veterans have developed stress disorders. They are brave enough to know the many risks that they are taking. They may possibly see other Americans get killed.
So there do many of misunderstandings and others perceive thing differently and patient care is breaking down and leaving consumers with no quality care! We are all human, which mean, that we do make mistakes from time to time it is the inevitable. Does the size of a hospital affect the quality that patients receive? Why or why not? Large facilities have breadth and depth of services, and access to sophisticated and specialized technology that may be unavailable to small facilities.
organizational Responsibility and Current Healthcare Issues Health Law and Ethics HC/545 March 3, 2014 Instructor: Dr. Frederiksen Medical Error The healthcare industry is facing many issues in today’s modern world due to the complexity of America’s healthcare system. Medical error is one of the biggest healthcare issues, rising as one of the leading causes of death in America. “An article published in the September issue of the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that there are between 210,000 and 400,000 deaths per year associated with medical errors in hospitals” (Gaunce, 2013, para. 1). Preventable medical error is defined as failure in the treatment by a healthcare provider.
Sutter Health’s Retooling of Accounts Receivable October 18, 2010 An increasing issue within healthcare is the inability to collect debt from the rising levels of uninsured or underinsured and patient payment obligations which have put increased pressure on hospitals to maximize up-front cash collections. Today in the United States there are nearly 47 million Americans uninsured and 80 percent of those come from working families. Hospitals incur over $60 billion dollars in bad debt annually because they typically collect only ten to twenty percent of a total uninsured patient balance after service. This is due to a number of reasons, including poor accounting practices, a lack of correct patient information and a lack of generated reports. This paper will discuss how one company, California’s Sutter Health,
Applying the O.B Mod. to the Healthcare Industry Research paper Brady Johnson Organizational Behavior MGMT 630 Instructor: Dr. August Bruehlman Chadron State College Abstract The healthcare industry, as a whole, is plagued with errors that result in tens of thousands of deaths and costs several billion dollars in the United States yearly. As these errors cost both human lives and have huge financial impacts on organizations they must be improved upon. Improving upon issues in the healthcare industry has proved to be very challenging with one of the primary difficulties being that the healthcare industry is entirely dependent on a human process, and therefore it becomes difficult to identify or even quantify the causes of the problem. Therefore it is the primary position of this paper, that to reduce these errors in the healthcare industry an organizational behavior approach will need to be taken.
At MGH the decline was 87.6% in 1988 to 78.4% in 1993 as well. Because of their high medical cost and lack of primary care physicians, 30% of the hospitals revenues were at risk, giving the opportunity to other hospitals to provide these services and create price competition based on Chapter 495. The reduction of gross patient service revenue at MGH and BWH were affected by the changes in government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the enactment of chapter 495. These programs along with many insurance companies adopted the Prospective Payment System (PPS) which began monitoring hospital charges and refusing payment for unnecessary services. The hospitals were receiving a standardized payment for each service
Policy problem and goal: The quality of health care provided by nurses at hospital facilities has always been a point of controversial discussion in the United States (US), and even more so with the decline in the availability of qualified nurses and an increase in nurses that are overworked. The US, often referred to as a mecca for its world class hospitals and patient care facilities, is facing the worst shortage of qualified nurses in its history. Most hospitals in the nation are running on reduced nursing staff and often have to overwork their nursing staff to meet the demands of patient care. Research has shown that by reducing the number of nurses, patient outcomes deteriorate and length of stay increases (Garretson, 2004). Reducing nurse staffing can lead to overworked nurses, low staff morale, less patient satisfaction, and errors and more malpractice suits, which can raise the costs much more than hiring more nurses (Garretson).
September 16, 2010 “Unhealthy” Essay It is so disturbing after watching the film Sicko to find how a lot of hospitals and health insurance companies treat the patients that cannot afford health insurance. I knew that the healthcare field was a complete mess, but I never would have dreamed that some hospitals would literally dump them on the street with no medical help. Everyday people continue to amaze me, how they value money over everything, including for some, and their own lives. The United States healthcare industry seems to decline more each year, compared to other countries. I have to admit, before watching Michael Moore’s documentary, Sicko; I did not have the slightest clue how terrible the United States healthcare industry was.
A poignant recent example of the latter occurred in various Phoenix VA Health Care System facilities. It is estimated that as many as 40 veterans may have died due to a delay in providing them with care. There are millions of records missing, and the medical system is 250,000 pages behind. This may become a national scandal, with incidents also occurring at VA facilities in Miami, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh, among others. If it can be proved that the deaths of these veterans occurred due to medical malpractice or negligence, it provides an example of a typical wrongful death
However, because thousands of new drugs have been developed recently, because the health care environment is increasingly complex, and because the patients are older and often sicker, there is increasing risk for medication errors in hospitals. They occur most frequently at the prescribing and administration stages. Medication errors occur in all health care systems; and often result in serious patient harm or deaths are the focus because this is an issue for most hospitals. Serious errors harm patients and expose health professionals to civil liability and sometimes-criminal prosecution (NHS Jan 2004, p.9). The statistics of medication error consistently increases in health care sector.