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July 2015 Archives

New rules meant to reduce nursing home error and other issues

In Los Angeles and throughout the country, it is a difficult decision that people have to make to place a loved one in a nursing home. If a person needs medical attention on a regular basis and long-term care, it is often for the best for the family and for the patient. The idea behind it is to provide the best of care and a safe atmosphere. However, it can be difficult to think about the medical negligence and nursing home errors that can occur; unfortunately, these events happens all too frequently. People should know, though, that the government is trying to intercede in this growing problem and take steps to improve the situation.

The frequency of a medical mistake due to systems of measurement

When receiving medication in a hospital or medical setting in California and across the nation, the last thing a patient will think of is that there will be a mistake regarding dosage. To make matters worse, there are times when this is due to little more than a mathematical error. This is frequently considered to be due to a reluctance on the part of the United States to switch to the metric system. Many are advocating this switch due to the data indicating the number of errors that are made because of this.

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