According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) preventable medical errors kill as many as 98,000 people every year. However, another study by the Journal of Patient Safety says medical errors leading to patient deaths may actually be as high as 400,000 deaths a year.
Causes of medical errors include inefficient record keeping and communication, bad sanitation, inexperienced physicians and nurses, and sleep deprivation of medical professionals.
“The medical community and lawmakers would like to focus on malpractice insurance rates, health care costs, and other issues to combat the problem of medical errors. The truth is, if everyone focused on patient safety, it would help fix all the other related problems,” says Michael Kataf of Nexus Insurance Services. “Reducing medical errors will help decrease healthcare costs, insurance premiums, and most of all, protect the well-being of everyone seeking medical attention.”
There are many organizations that are educating the public at large about how to prevent medical errors in addition to promoting patient safety.
Nexus Insurance Services has continuously advocated for quality patient care via the company’s blog and social media pages. The company has also initiated conversations and Twitter chats about patient safety on Twitter, the social networking site.
“Many people will try to make these issues surrounding medical errors and medical malpractice seem complicated and hard to overcome, but the truth is, it’s as simple as refocusing efforts and getting back to basics,” said Kataf.
About Nexus Insurance Services
Nexus Insurance Services is a professional insurance broker that has helped many doctors, lawyers, realtors, and business owners gain access to insurance providers for their practice or business. The company's mission is to be a firm that brings real value to clients, builds personal relationships on top of business ones, and always conducts itself with sincerity, integrity and fairness. Because of the relationships with many providers, the company is able to shop a client's application around to get the best rates. Contact Nexus Insurance for a free, no obligation quote for medical malpractice insurance, professional liability insurance, or workers compensation insurance. For more information, visit: http://www.nexus-