Phoenix, AZ, March 21, 2020 — The Journal of Patient Safety recently published a study which concluded that as many as 440,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors in hospitals. Tens of thousands also die from preventable mistakes outside hospitals, such as deaths from missed diagnoses or because of injuries from medications.
A recent Johns Hopkins study claims more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors. Other reports claim the numbers to be as high as 440,000.
Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Advocates are fighting back, pushing for greater legislation for patient safety.
LaTribuna Christian Publishing’s CEO Chaplain Paul Vescio is quoted saying, “The need for additional screening of people who are visiting and working in America’s healthcare industry is vital in saving lives. If the people at the front desk would just ask a few simple questions before allowing entry into a healthcare setting thousands of lives per year would be saved. Here are some of the questions needed to be asked, Do you have the flu? Are you sick even with a cold? And, Do you have any infectious illnesses? If so they are asked to leave if not seeking treatment and or given a mask and hand sanitizer. Each day there are thousands of visitors who come and go from hospitals, care centers, nursing homes, medical rehabs etc. Visitors which include medical staff, maintenance workers, EMTs, family and friends, delivery personal and administrative staff etc. If all of these people were properly screened at the front door many lives would be spared each year. Many Nursing homes, care centers, medical rehabs, and other healthcare providers do not have the same screenings that hospitals do and sadly most hospitals do a very poor job of screening visitors and employees for illnesses.”
LaTribuna Christian Publishing recently visited Core Medical Center in Phoenix Az and this sign was in the front lobby.
– Visitors 12 years and under are not able to enter the hospital in an effort to help reduce the spread of the flu and other respiratory illnesses.
Visitors Of All Ages
Please do not visit the hospital if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with them.
– Fever over 100% Cough
– Runny nose Sore Throat
– Diarrhea Rash
– Please wash your hands before and after visiting.
– Thank You for helping to maintain a safe and healthy environment.
Chaplain Paul Vescio
LaTribuna Christian Publishing