Inconsistencies Seen in Hospital Infection Reports

According to Medline Plus, researchers have found that hospital infections are not being accurately reported. This is a problem because preventable hospital infections can be a danger to patients and healthcare professionals rely on accurate reporting to improve patient safety.  This latest report was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s November 10 issue. Hospital report cards should contain the rate of infections; however, hospitals do not have a uniform way to record this data, which creates inconsistencies. An analysis of hospital infection rate reporting demonstrated differences between computer algorithms and actual surveillance by hospital infection control specialists. When hospitals use different types of surveillance methods, accurate reporting is hindered. Researchers will now begin to look into more consistent and reliable surveillance measures.  A hospital infection can lead to further injuries. When a patient spends time in a hospital to treat one condition but ends up with another because of a preventable hospital infection, a medical malpractice claim could result.  If you have sustained injuries from a hospital infection, you should contact a New York medical malpractice lawyer. An attorney will evaluate your case to determine if your hospital infection was preventable and will help you to get the compensation to which you may be entitled, in order to cover the additional treatment costs.

Contacting a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury because of medical negligence you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York medical malpractice lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries and decide if filing a medical malpractice claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of personal injury lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your medical malpractice claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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