|I believe that most all hospital employees including doctors and nurses are honest, caring people. I worry, however, about the businesses that they work for. Are these very bright, well-educated employees truly free to give us the best care available, free from surgical complications? Here are a few reasons I worry:|
1. HAI, or Hospital Acquired Infections-also known as “nosocomial infections.” Hospitals aren’t responsible for these, because so many sick people are housed in hospitals, we, the visiting public are vulnerable to walking in healthy and walking out unhealthy because we inhaled! Imagine the patients who are in a hospital for an extended amount of time!
2. Iatrogenic illness-the medical dictionary defines this as “induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedure.” This is a very technical way of saying, “mistakes happen!”