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Despite having extensive medical knowledge, doctors can make mistakes. Even if the mistakes are unintentional, it can lead to disastrous consequences and medical malpractice suits. If a doctor prescribes the wrong drugs, it can lead to a multitude of medical issues for the patient or even death.
Fortunately, advanced technology helped create a machine learning system. The system uses outpatient data and former clinical decision support systems to generate medical alerts.
According to data, the system made strides in alerting doctors of the medical errors. In fact, the system identified 68.2 percent more medical errors than former machines.
Ultimately, the machine learning system helps promote patient safety and helps to prevent the losses that stem from drug errors. Machine learning technology is becoming more common in the medical field, leading to a brighter future for both doctors and patients.
There are similar technologies already in use. Although these technologies can help doctors avoid mistakes, they are not always perfect. The data it uses to identify medical errors often gives false positives. This can lead physicians to make critical mistakes.
According to the FDA, there are around 100,000 prescription drug error reports each year; this is a huge concern. Medication errors can put patients’ lives at risk and put doctors in a difficult position as well. It can even lead to higher rates of morbidity and mortality.
Although it is ultimately the doctor’s job, there are a few ways to avoid being the victim of a drug error. Safety tips include asking questions, doing research, and inspecting the prescription bottle.
Ask medical professional a lot of questions about the prescribed drug, including questions regarding dosage, side effects, and whether the drug could interact with other medications. This helps to ensure that the patient and the doctor are on the same page.
Patients should research prescribed drugs before consumption. Patients are encouraged to research online and talk to their pharmacist. This helps patients be informed about the drugs they are taking.
Patients should look at prescription bottles after receiving medications. It is important that the drug’s name is the one expected. Similarly, patients should ensure that the dosage is the same amount that the doctor prescribed. This helps avoid any mistakes that a medical practitioner might make.
If you are injured or suffering an illness due to medical malpractice, contact one of our experienced lawyers today. Our dedicated Milford medical malpractice lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow hold responsible parties accountable for medical negligence. Contact us online or call us at 302-834-8484 for a free consultation about your case. Located in Wilmington, Bear, and Milford, Delaware, we also proudly serve clients in Elsmere and Seaford.
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Rhoades & Morrow Statement Regarding Coronavirus Disease ("Covid-19")
Rhoades & Morrow continues to monitor the situation regarding the Coronavirus Disease (“Covid-19”). The health and safety of our clients, visitors to our office, as well as our attorneys and staff, is most important to us.
The Superior Court of the State of Delaware announced that effective March 16, 2020, all civil and criminal trials have been suspended through and including April 15, 2020. Our offices continue to operate during normal business hours. However, we have implemented policies to minimize contact and exposure. We are happy to reschedule any in-person meetings to a later date or conduct the meeting by telephone.
If you are sick, are under quarantine, have been exposed to someone who may have contracted Covid-19, we ask that you reschedule your appointment or make other arrangements for a telephone meeting. If you are at a higher risk of illness from Covid-19, please consider changing in-person meetings to a telephone conference, if possible.
Below are some tips to keep you and your loved ones healthy:
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