Hospitals, while good-intentioned, often pose serious risks to patients. Surgeries can go wrong, conditions can go undiagnosed and incorrect medications can be prescribed. But the dangers do not stop there. After an operation, for example, neglected patients can develop bed sores. A UCLA study has shown just how dangerous these sores can be, and Miami residents should take note.
Miami patients put a great deal of trust in the doctors, nurses and hospitals that treat them. If a condition is diagnosed, a patient believes that the diagnosis is accurate. If a surgery is performed, patients believe it is necessary. Likewise, when medication is prescribed, patients expect that they will not be harmed. Unfortunately, when the wrong medication is given to a patient, complications can arise. For this reason, the findings of a Johns Hopkins University study carry great importance and should not be taken lightly.