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A leading cause of medical errors and harm to patients in the healthcare system is poor communication. In fact, communication failure was cited for up to 30% of medical malpractice cases in a recent study by CRICO Strategies.
The breakdowns in communication discussed by this study included:
Communication failures like these resulted in missed information and proved dangerous or even deadly to patients under some medical teams’ care.
Medical errors caused by poor communication are important because they are largely preventable. The CRICO Strategies study found that communication errors are generally:
These communication errors were both verbal and written, with most being “unrecorded, misdirected, never received, never retrieved, or ignored.”
Solutions for improving communication among medical teams include processes and programs to provide better information during nurse and doctor shift changes. These include new computer technology as well as writing and verbal repetition of the transferring providers’ instructions and notes.
While patients are not present every time a member of their healthcare team communicates or changes shifts, there are ways patients can aid in protecting themselves against medical errors caused by poor communication.
These include, but are not limited to, the following:
No matter the precautions you take on your behalf, medical errors happen. If you suspect you were the victim of a preventable medical mistake, contact a medical malpractice attorney at Knapp & Roberts as soon as possible. Our attorneys will evaluate your case, provide you with legal answers, and advise you on your next steps towards recovery.
Your consultation is confidential and at no cost to you. It could also mean preventing similar medical errors from happening to others. Reach out to Knapp & Roberts today as there is limited time to file your claim in Arizona.
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