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Issues in Healthcare Quality

  • Date Submitted: 07/13/2012 06:42 PM
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      Health care quality and safety should be the main focus of health practitioners today.   However, they seem to only be interested in putting into their own pockets as well as the facilities that they are working in.   Several factors have been found that the quality of health care given to patients today has decreased severely.   These factors include: inappropriate or unnecessary surgeries, over use of prescription medicine, and Nosocomial infections.
Quality of Care in America: The Best in the World?
      America is believed to have the best healthcare system in the world.   What people fail to realize is that there are actually several issues with the quality of care being given to patients here because it seems that all surgeons/doctors truly care about is money, not about what patients truly need or do not need. Because most surgeons/doctors are being pushed by manufacturers to use and sell expensive products/medications, needless surgeries are taking place; thus, meaning higher profits for surgeons/doctors and the hospitals that these surgeries are taking place (Is Newer Better? Not Always, 2010).   Because this is happening, the quality of healthcare given to patients in America is declining quite a bit.   It does not always have to be this way, but it does take place more than one thinks it does. Over the past ten years, several investigations showed the main issues in quality of health care given to be: inappropriate surgeries, excessive or inappropriate use of prescription drugs, and Nosocomial infections (Black, 2005).
      As stated before, over the past ten years, several investigations showed the main issues in quality of health care given to be: inappropriate surgeries, excessive or inappropriate use of prescription drugs, and Nosocomial infections (Black, 2005).   The first and foremost issue in quality of health care is unnecessary surgery.   Over 60 % of all surgeries done in the United States are medically unjustified.   Instead of...

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