Findings in a recent study have revealed that each year, several thousands of patients in NHS hospitals lose their lives due to errors made by the staff. It has been reported that this study has been the first of its kind, which has been conducted in UK and all hospitals have been studied to administer the deaths encountered each year and their causes.
Researchers from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine confirmed that almost 12,000 lives are lost in these hospitals without any reason. They notified that there were certain basic mistakes due to which the patients lost their lives, including improper care. They affirmed that as many as 11, 859 deaths encountered in the hospitals across UK could have been avoided.
Helen Hogan, who led the study, said: "We found medical staff was not doing the basics well enough – monitoring blood pressure and kidney function, for example”.
Hogan further emphasized that the staff was not examining the patients well before they started off with the treatment of the patient. Moreover, they were not taking into consideration the side-effects that the patient might have to face due to the medicine they prescribed them.
In a case highlighted, it was discovered that a middle-aged man lost his life due to improper examination of the staff.
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