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Organizations and governments targeting maternal mortality
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 30, 2015In the early 20th century, nearly 1 percent of live childbirths resulted in complications which led to the death of the mother. Advances in medical technology and knowledge in hospitals in Tennessee and across the U.S. lowered the rate in 1987 to less than eight deaths per 100,000 births. By 2013, though, the maternal mortality rate had risen to 18.5 deaths per 100,000 births. In attempts to ...Continue Reading
Tennessee nursing home barred from admitting new patients
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 20, 2015A Tennessee nursing home was sanctioned by the state's Department of Health on June 4 after a follow-up survey conducted in May found that little had been done to improve the standard of medical care provided by the facility. Concerns about the safety of residents has led to the nursing home being fined $3,000 and barred from admitting new patients. A representative of the nursing home said that ...Continue Reading
Understanding and preventing misdiagnoses
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 17, 2015Tennessee residents may be surprised to learn that a misdiagnosis is the most common medical mistake made by American doctors. Despite increased hospital technology and diagnostic measures such as sonograms, lab tests and MRIs, studies show that 15 percent of health issues are initially misdiagnosed. According to one study from 2013, mistakes occurred the most when trying to identify congestive ...Continue Reading
Misdiagnosis of COPD in Tennessee
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 8, 2015Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung condition that affects many people in Tennessee and around the country. Usually caused by years of smoking, patients with the disease suffer with problems including shortness of breath and coughing. The symptoms progressively worsen, and the affliction is one of the leading causes of illness-related death in the United States. Accurate detection of ...Continue Reading
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