New statistics: Doctors made more detectable errors

The Doctors in Germany have made in the past year, more detectable errors. The statistics of the Medical service of the health insurances (MDK), which was prese

New statistics: Doctors made more detectable errors

The Doctors in Germany have made in the past year, more detectable errors. The statistics of the Medical service of the health insurances (MDK), which was presented on Thursday. Accordingly, the Prüferdes service in the past Jahr14.553 opinion, because patients came to them with the suspicion of treatment failure at the box office. In each of the fourth assessment report –this is the equivalent of 3688 cases –were able to demonstrate the MDK-Prüferdem physician a mistake. In 2953 cases, the reviewers confirmed that the patient is caused by denbehandlung error damage. The number of detected errors, which led to the patient harm, increased within one year to 154. This corresponds to a Zuwachsvon almost six percent.

Kim-Björn Becker

editor in the policy.

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the patient and especially physicians in the fields of Orthopaedics, accident surgery and General surgery were the most frequently allegations. Say a treatment in these disciplines, according to MDK, but nothing about that is particularly uncertain."It is rather the case that patients in these subjects, can identify potential errors easier than in others," said Stefan Gronemeyer, senior physician of the MDK. Two-thirds of all allegations of patients referred to a hospital treatment, the Rest on a therapy with a registered medical practitioner.

many of the patients suspected in the past year, a treatment error, after you wear due to knee and Hip, as well as due to dental caries were treated. What is striking is that in the case of certain diseases, especially a lot of complaints as well-founded prove. The experts found that almost every second complaint about a treatment after a fracture in the area of the Hand and wrist was applicable, because the doctor made a mistake. A similar ratio applies to einauftretendes pressure ulcer. Also forearm fractures and lumbar vertebral or pelvic fractures led to complaints, which were often as entitled.

The root canal treatment was the medical treatment with the most faults are detected, alone in this dental surgery, the experts found 142 errors in treatment. In the case of hip prostheses, there was 133 treatment of errors, in the case of knee joint prostheses to 106. Another 99 treatment errors accounted for dentures. In addition, it also came last year to 128 so-called"Never Events", so errors are likely to occur under any circumstances. To 53 cases in which patients have suffered during a hospital stay, a higher level of pressure ulcer module.

In 22 cases, were left behind during an Operation, a foreign body in the patients, 16 Times the wrong body was operated on part. Eight patients died or suffered serious harm as a result of a medication error;four weiterenach a fall in an inpatient facility. The number of these events does not change for years, as well as, give"particular concern," said Gronemeyer.

"We see only the tip of the iceberg"

At the same time, the Figures presented are at best a point of reference to determine the actual size of the problem, it was the MDK."From scientific studies, it is known, however, that the actual number of preventable damage is due to errors in treatment is substantially higher than our Figures suggest," said Gronemeyer."We only see the tip of the iceberg."

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 15:20

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