A recent report, published in the Journal of Toxicology, found that people in the United States are making errors in dosing medications at home. Healthcare providers should be cognizant of the need for patient and caregiver education in the proper administration of both prescribed and over-the-counter medications.
A recent study showed a significant increase in patients’ proper use of pre-operative medications when they were provided with simple written instructions.
Hand hygiene for healthcare professionals and staff in hospitals and other healthcare facilities is a valuable strategy to reduce the spread of infection. But what about patients’ hand hygiene?
It is likely that a physician’s risk of liability is increased when a patient chooses not to seek care primarily due to cost.