We have all heard scary stories in the news about people becoming seriously ill or even dying because of a medical mistake. For example, a doctor could misdiagnose a serious medical condition, a patient could be given the wrong medication or a surgeon could leave an instrument inside a person's body. People in Indianapolis hope that the health care professionals they visit do their jobs competently and that they won't be the victim of medical malpractice. However, one study has found that hospitals with low ratings from the non-profit Leapfrog Group see higher instances of avoidable deaths.
Self-driving cars may have once been deemed something out of a science fiction novel, but these days companies are increasingly developing semi-autonomous vehicles that can be used on the streets and highways of Indiana and across the nation. Some may claim that, because they reduce the chance of human error, autonomous vehicles are safer than traditional vehicles and will result in fewer motor vehicle accidents.
Many things can have impacts on how big of infection risks are present at hospitals. This includes how hospital workers act when it comes to their gowns and gloves after patient interactions. A recent small study points to errors not being uncommon on this front.