We often take a look at what is being published in the British Journal of Surgery because they often have groundbreaking studies that help us understand surgery worldwide. They are now saying that surgeons who are stressed out while they are operating make up to 66% more mistakes.
To conduct the study, researched put a Hexoskin Smart Shirt on one of the attending surgeons at Stanford Medical Center in California. The shirt measured the electrical impulses coming from his heart to determine levels of stress. This information, along with video recordings of the surgeon’s surgeries, was used to determine how much stress affected his performance.
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“I was surprised by that, as well as by the amount of distractions in the operating room,” says the lead author of the study mentioned above. We do not like the fact that there are distractions in the operating room either because we know that can lead to major injuries for the patient.
When it comes to medical mistakes, we know they come in many different forms. We also know that they are common. In the US, medical errors are the third leading cause of death. While studies say the average number of lives lost annually due to medical errors of 250,000, some people say that number could be as high as 440,000.
Think about how many healthcare professionals you interact with each year. You may visit the ER once or more times. You probably see your primary care physician. We also want you to consider that there are other healthcare providers you may not think about: pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, optometrists, dentists, nurses, and more. Any one of those people can make a mistake that causes a patient harm.
We know that some of the common medical mistakes revolve around errors:
We should be able to trust the people giving us treatment. When they are negligent in their duties, they must be held accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one have been harmed due to a mistake by a healthcare professional, you need to seek legal assistance. At Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, our qualified and experienced team will work with you to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: