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    Hospitals and Healthcare Outcomes

    According to Sultz and Young (2011), "with the multitude of tasks performed every day by hundreds of employees in a busy hospital, misunderstandings and information breakdowns in patient care are inevitable." Answer the following questions:
    In your opinion, do you agree with Sultz and Young (2011) that errors in the hospital setting are inevitable? Why or why not?
    Does the size of a hospital affect the quality that patients receive? Why or why not?
    Is there anything patients and/or their families can do to help ensure that they are receiving the best care possible?

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    Errors are inevitable, as to err is to be human, but errors that affect patient care are preventable. As our health care systems continue to mature, we begin to identify new ways to evaluate where common errors are and how we can improve our "fail-safes" to ensure that those errors don't end up translating into problems with patient care. For example, we now have better systems in place to ensure that prescribed medications within a hospital are accurate, in some cases thanks to fail-safe ...

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