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Blog posts about avoidable errors and high costs
Abuse is more common that most people realise. Aged care training courses are paid to accept AND pass students, no matter how unsuitable they are. The health bureaucracy blocks complaints and hides information on reported errors. The victims are elderly and frail patients.
An elderly man was admitted to a private nursing home. One month later he was dead. After five years of investigations, no one has been held accountable.
Statistics indicating major trends
- Percentage of hospitalized diabetics who are victims of medication errors that can cause dangerous blood glucose levels – UK study 33%
- Percent of people with diabetes who experienced a medication prescription error over their lifetime – UK study 20%
- Percent of children not being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, until they suffer diabetic ketoacidosis – UK study 20%
A brief summary
Major problems to avoid
- Diabetics are at high risk of errors through out their lives, from incorrect prescriptions to medication mixups.
- Failing to institute timely diagnosis and tight symptom control over young people with type 1 diabetics, in todays technology enabled world, is unacceptable.
Positive things to seek out
- Diabetes is now a major focus of health technology companies, and a growing array of smart devices, algorithms and cloud based records are coming on to the market.
- Many of these services are very consumer focused and available for sale to the customer direct.