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In The U.S. Medical Error is The Fifth-Leading Cause of Death

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There are up to 98,000 death’s a year due to Medical errors that leads to the fifth-leading causes of death in the United States.

“Medical errors in the healthcare system arise from miscommunication, physician order transcription errors, adverse drug events, or incomplete patient medical records,” says David Plow, Senior Analyst at MRG. “Generally, medical errors are caused by overcrowded, understaffed clinical areas with complex workflow patterns, and incomplete or inefficient communication between clinical areas. Through the use of a CIS, professionals within each clinical area are able to access and use information pertinent to a patient’s medical profile and history. As a result, CIS can effectively help prevent errors and enhance patient safety.

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Medical Malpractice.