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Study finds that hospitals profit from surgical errors

When our health is compromised, we often rely on medical professional to help us. Whether it is the common cold, an injury or a serious medical condition, one's instant is to go to a hospital or clinic to obtain medical attention. And when one receives a diagnosis, this information is often treated as fact and acted upon. In some case, this could mean getting a surgery. But what if this surgery was not needed or improperly performed? This could result in much harm to a patient.

When surgical errors occur, one not only looks at the cause but also how it impacts those involved. When looking at the impacts suffered by the hospital where a surgical error occurred, it may be surprising. It was found that hospitals actually profit from these events.

The reason that hospitals benefit from these events it a lot simpler than one might think. When a surgical error occurs, patients are likely to stay longer for treatment. This longer stay and additional care generates more funds for the situation. Researchers believe that there is little incentive to improve, making it vital for policy changes to help reduce the number of these incidents.

Going through a surgical procedure is a nerve wrecking situation. Although there are risks associated with any surgery, harms could occur to a patient because a surgeon or medical professional failed to uphold their duties. A medical malpractice action not only holds a negligent medical professional accountable but also assist with the collection of compensation. This could help address medical bills, future medical costs, lost wages and other losses.

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