Life-saving tips to prevent medical mistakes
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
- Duration 3:29
- Date Sep 25, 2012
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
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Here's a shocking stacked nearly 98000 people die each year in this country because of doctors' mistakes.
Well here in the US let me be around the world here in the US surgeons are known to operate on the wrong body part -- -- -- forty times a week.
So how can you prevent these deadly mistakes from happening to you joining me now a member of the Fox News medical eighteen doctor David.
Some body you said that this article is when your favorite -- I like -- because I think it's time for public and people to really know what's going on -- who choose the right doctor.
Over the years you know doctors have gone -- -- have gone without having a real.
Score card then and then also it's been almost think you gag order and there really scared because a lot of attorneys are involved.
The minute they turn there's only if someone is going to send a letter to their offices scare them.
I think -- has been a gap between the doctors and the patients and going back to transparency and trusting your doctor and patient relationship.
His -- and there's some clutch hits over here.
Where we can to reestablish -- on the relationship -- I think is to have the online.
Dashboard of people here dash for the -- cars but what does it mean in this case what this really means is that every hospital early US would put in a lot of information about -- hospital.
How many stitches and they have how many cases of C did or falls.
How many cases have been readmitted have to go back to the operating room for -- for public to see it and then as far as -- procedures.
How many -- -- are doing what type of procedures what kind of patient satisfaction they have.
So for example if you want to go for gallbladder surgery before knee surgery you can't really go through all of these hospitals and pick the right place for yourself.
Great hospitals are being rewarded and the ones that are really not having good dot com -- to push harder and him go back.
And really do what they have to do to improve so the next governor -- because safety scores and then the open notes transparency.
What this is talking about is that now -- all the medical -- electronic medical records to patients can actually look at their notes.
They can make their own appointments so whatever we're right in on -- they would have full access routes -- they know exactly what's going on and that's axis to record.
As far as the team work on this score one -- something new called in the hostel called timeout.
Before the patient goes for a procedure to nurse will call for -- are we operating on the right side of the body at this surgeon Denis is colleges and the nurses -- have to sign off.
And that has really reduce the number of complications but we still see.
Some of these numbers that just mentioned which is really not acceptable.
The final what I wanna get -- is cameras and one -- -- the examples given in the article was that.
When they actually set up cameras and people knew that doing colonoscopy they were being watched.
They improved -- spent more time I'm doing the procedure.
Yes so -- to Teva cameras one is -- one that we use in our procedures for colonoscopy where you can put the procedure -- dvd.
And give it your patients now everything is really document that -- make sure that everything is done well someone the other one is the cameras that are being used all over the hospitals.
I'm not a big fan of the second part because I think a lot of patients are being exposed who is really looking at his films and there's some there's security is safety issues there.
But -- -- for the most part I think it's up to the hospitals doctors.
You have to do the best you can for -- patients who is doing the operation who's getting the consent.
We have to be -- -- of this -- out of the patients can go on line.
I'm putting their opinion about the doctors -- the reviews which has it I think it's a great thing for good doctors out comes sound quality after Davis somebody thanks so much pain I can think of.