Top 6 Reasons for Medical Errors in Healthcare

Medical Errors in Healthcare

Medical practices have to maintain a record of all relevant patient data to monitor the treatment given and thus reduce the chances of risk and adverse medical events. Accurate medical records are important in a healthcare setting to not just ensure quality patient care but also to meet ethical and legal obligations. Medical transcription services can provide healthcare firms and physicians with accurate EHR documentation.

Most common medical errors are:

  • Medication/ anesthesia errors
  • Late diagnosis
  • Delay in treatment
  • Failure to act on test or proper precautions
  • Inadequate follow-up treatment

Medical Errors in Healthcare

Healthcare facilities must therefore take adequate precautions and have proper measures in place to prevent costly medical errors. Patient records can be documented accurately with the support of experienced medical transcription providers.

Julie Clements

About Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.