Friday, April 15, 2011

The gruesome math of hospital infections – The Chart - Blog


This is exactly the kind of attitude that's killing patients, Pronovost says.

"What really struck me most in Maureen's column was the physician's lack of accountability," he explains. "He didn't see this as his problem. It was like, 'Well, this stuff happens.'"

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Which we've seen in many areas of the medical profession.  Patients get sicker instead of better because they're being treated for the wrong thing, and doctors just shrug it off or -- worse yet -- blame the patient "not wanting to get well".

As long as it's not a member of the doctor's own family suffering from malpractice, they see no problem with "stuff happens".

The third leading cause of death in the US is ... doctors!



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