John Hopkins Medicine reports that diagnostic errors are the number one reason or malpractice claims, over surgical mistakes and medication overdoses. It accounts for a great portion of the claims, leading to critical harm in patients. It also has the highest total of penalty payouts, said the report, with about 38.8 billion between 1986 and 2010.
Patient safety with better machines
Given the numbers, there’s an urgent need to overhaul the system. One way to ensure better and more accurate diagnoses is to get better systems in place. For instance, if you don’t have a GE CASE stress system yet, it might be time you invested in one.
An excellent stress system like the GE CASE stress system allows healthcare professionals to arrive at a more accurate diagnosis. That helps eliminate any inaccuracies or misdiagnoses. With higher accuracy in test and exam results, doctors can provide the right treatment early on, ensuring patient safety and health.
Another advantage to getting a good stress system is the sheer convenience that newer and updated models provide. Some GE CASE stress system models make it easy for you to make the most out of your workflow, with connectivity features to EMR and even PACS or even to the MUSE Cardiology information system. All these help you provide your patients with better service.
These stress systems can cost a premium. No worries, though. Going for refurbished ones is a handy solution to the problem. With refurbished units from a reliable source, you can easily upgrade to new and better equipment, all without draining your funds dry. So if you’re looking for a way to keep well within your budget while you streamline and upgrade your equipment, this is one of the best ways to do it.
So give your patients the best care and treatment possible. Reduce or eliminate diagnostic errors at work with new and better equipment.