Accordingly four out of 100 patients with Philadelphia – area hospitals Experience Adverse Medication Reaction, study findshas seen the number of patients in the eight – county Philadelphia, the side effects of drugs percent from 1997 to percent from 1997 to 2005, according to to an analysis of the hospital billing records from the Philadelphia Inquirer. The review found that 31,639 patients , or nearly four out of 100 patients in the hospital an adverse reaction a side effect. The results are in line with the national average reported last week by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Inquirer reported read . AHRQ review of 2004 data found 1.2 million adverse reactions to medications. Under Pennsylvania law, hospitals are required to patients and their families when a medical error resulting in serious injury or death, and they must report any medication errors, the state Patient Safety Authority, if they tell it seriously. J. Hospitals reported in the state 44,469 medication errors to the Authority, with 99 percent of incidents that did not cause long-term harm classified. But some question whether. All medication errors that are reported and whether errors correctly classified Some experts believe that ‘progress in the strengths of new medicines as well as sicker patients in hospitals now drive height, the number of adverse drug events,’The Inquirer reported. Jim Conway, senior vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, said: ‘The work is far too slow progress toward development of a drug that is safe ‘(Goldstein, Philadelphia Inquirer.
The cities, where Health Care in New Orleans since Hurricane KatrinaTwo programs recently examined the health care system in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Summaries of the reports below. NBC’s ‘Nightly News’: fighting are hospitals and clinics in New Orleans to meet the demand for medical care, more than one and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, ‘Nightly News’report. Wait wait up to eight hours a doctor a doctor and up to two days for a hospital bed, according to ‘Nightly News’. The New Orleans metropolitan area has five fewer hospitals and about 2,600 fewer hospital beds than had occupied before Katrina. At the same time, New Orleans residents without health insurance, the number of jobs and employer-sponsored health insurance are lost after the storm. Uninsured patients often seek treatment in hospital emergency rooms or no-cost clinics where lines sometimes form as early as 2 clock start hospitals are short on staff, particularly nurses, many of whom have ‘left for the cities, where there are better housing, at better schools and better pay, ”Nightly News. ‘Jack Finn, president of the Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans, said hospitals recruited nurses were from the Philippines and India to try to address the shortage. Kevin Jordan, Chief Touro Touro Infirmary, said: ‘Our waiting times, our access, the demand for services is literally boiling over the edge ‘(Savidge, ‘Nightly News’, u003c/ bru003e Video of the segment and expanded NBC News coverage exists online PBS ‘ ‘NewsHour with Jim Lehrer ‘: in the second of a two-part report on the health care system in New Orleans, ‘NewsHour ‘explores the city trauma system since Hurricane Katrina Before the storm, the area was only emergency trauma center. At Charity Hospital, which closed after Katrina. A new trauma center, called the LSU Interim Hospital, officially opened LSU Medical Center shortly after Mardi Gras in February. Meanwhile, temporary trauma care centers were in New Orleans and a former department store set. According to ‘NewsHour ‘ trauma treatment trauma care in the City ‘exemplifies the long, slow recovery in the Greater New Orleans health system ‘that are ‘for the most part still in a full-blown crisis. ‘closed Nineteen months after the hurricane, six of 11 acute hospitals yet and less than one third of health workers have returned to the area. It is unknown how many residents of News Orleans are uninsured and in need of care charity. Sean Reilly, a board member for the Louisiana Recovery Authority, said state officials estimate a federal plan, some uninsured citizens with private health insurance would not be adequate funding and would leave hundreds of thousands of uninsured residents. A spokesman for HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt of the additional federal funds would be forthcoming but federal and state authorities to explore alternative arrangements for the care of the uninsured. Meanwhile, the officials considering options for replacing Charity Hospital with a new medical center, which, jointly LSU and the Veterans Administration J. Facilities also lost in a storm would be operated. Opening date opening date for the new center is 2011, and state officials to discuss funding mechanisms (Dentzer, ‘NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, u003c/ bru003e Audio of the segment and expanded coverage are available online.
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