Health Care At The United States

939 Words Mar 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Week Two Case Study Healthcare in the United States is one of the most complex industries in our country. Over the past fifteen years patient safety has been the forefront in healthcare organizations and keeping the patient safe when they arrive at the hospital is very crucial (Alijani, Kwun, Omar, & Williams, 2015). In order to do this hospitals’ need to know different methods of safety approaches. Risk management in healthcare involves patients’ rights, patient safety, patient satisfaction, compliance, and quality of care. Risk management is an essential part of any healthcare organization, it helps them identify risks and helps make sure they are corrected so they do not happen again. Quality in healthcare involves safety, technology, compassion, skill and care (Nash & Goldfarb, 2006, p. 74). The staff as a whole must recognize that patient satisfaction is not only a measurable outcome of care but also a component of care. A 26-year-old woman went to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath over the previous three days that had increased in intensity (Nash & Goldfarb, 2006). The patient was at the hospital for over three hours before she was able to see a physician. The physician did a complete exam and ordered blood tests, a chest x-ray, lung scan, and electrocardiogram. The patient waited for three more hours before the physician told her that he believed she had asthma and should follow up with her primary care physician. The…
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