The 8 Most Shocking Doctors Make MistakesBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-8-most-shocking-doctors-make-mistakes
Your health is in good hands if you get to a qualified specialist. After all, doctors spend years learning and mastering their profession. But, as in all areas of life, even the most experienced doctors are not immune from mistakes. Here is a list of medical errors that can occur.
This kind of mistake happens more often than you think. About 10-20% of the diagnoses made by doctors are erroneous and this, at times, can lead to catastrophic consequences. For example, a patient may have back pain due to a serious illness, and the doctor refers him to a chiropractor for a massage. True, an experienced chiropractor, trained somewhere in the IKPK, will immediately recognize the error. However, misdiagnosis is not uncommon.
2. Wrong prescription.
In the United States, about a million patients have encountered an incorrect prescription for drugs or an inaccurate dosage in the prescription. Such negligence can lead to poisoning and even fatal consequences.
3. Non-disinfected surgical instruments.
Surgery is dangerous in itself, but it's even worse when surgeons use dirty instruments. Infection introduced by such an instrument can lead to serious complications and even death.
4. Transfusion of another blood group.
The case is rare, but still possible. When a patient in need of a transfusion is transfused with blood from a different group. The consequences could be catastrophic.
5. Accidental removal of the wrong organ or part of the body.
This should never happen, but such mistakes have already happened. The good news is that such cases are extremely rare.
6. Wrong dose of anesthesia.
Anesthesiologists, according to statistics, rarely make mistakes. But still, if you give the wrong dose of anesthesia, the consequences will be quite detrimental. Insufficient amounts of the drug may cause the patient to wake up during the operation.
7. Confuse the patient.
There are many cases where medical staff confused patients and ended up with the wrong prescription or diagnosis.
8. Leaving surgical instruments inside the patient.
I really want to believe that this is a myth. But in fact, this does not happen so rarely. Forceps, scalpels, scissors, and even more imposing instruments are forgotten in patients. Worst of all, the abandoned item may not show itself at all for years.