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Becoming more proactive can protect you against medication errors

Every year people die because they have taken the wrong kind of medication. It is common for Providence residents to trust their doctor completely when it comes to the prescription drugs they receive, but pharmacy negligence or a misunderstanding from the doctor themselves, can put people unnecessarily at harm. Overmedication, the wrong dose, and even the wrong type of medication can lead to worsened conditions, new health issues and can even be fatal.

Concern expressed over robot surgical errors

The effects that a patient suffers from when surgical errors are made can be quite severe. Some patients experience complications such as infections or a worsened condition while others must deal with additional surgeries, unsightly scarring or even permanent damage to limbs and organs. When a routine surgery takes a turn for the worse in a Providence hospital, it can take patients months or even years to fully recover, if they recover at all.

Woman suffers for six years from multiple misdiagnoses

When you don't feel well, you go to see a doctor, believing that they will be able to help you. However, this is not always the case for some Providence residents and for people in other parts of the country. The number of people who suffer because of a wrong diagnosis indicates that this is a growing problem, bringing up the question of why it is so easy for a doctor to get it wrong. After all, there is modern technology and a vast amount of information now available. Is the misdiagnosis problem tied to deeper issues?

Less hours and the same work load increases doctor errors

Some of the most popular shows on television have been about young doctors working as interns in a hospital setting. However, the shows often glamorize a job that is grueling and challenging. In reality, interns at Providence hospitals are expected to work long hours with little sleep, avoid making medical errors and provide the best quality of care to their patients. As more attention is being placed on delayed diagnosis, medication errors, and the increasing number of risks to patients, some wonder if the traditional intern program is really effective.

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