Malpractice And Consequences
Medical private practices are big businesses. Unfortunately, service quality is often questionable due to one reason or another, leading to malpractices – and potential lawsuits.
But how bad could it be?
There are always situations where the individual behind the surgical knife has ulterior motives not related to a given patient’s well-being. But these cases are actually only going to comprise a small portion of malpractice suits. The vast majority will result from common human error in the surgical process.
A great example is medical equipment being left inside patients. This happens all the time. Another example is medications administered to an individual which result in an undue reaction, be it allergic or otherwise. Then there are procedures which, though done correctly, are performed at the wrong time.
Some practitioners are overworked and need a break at, say, an Ocean City resort or any vacation places you could think of to restore their focus. In addition to that, you’ve got poor caretaking provided by individuals with a track record of bad health care provision—or, to put it briefly, there’s always some nurse with an attitude. The point is, many situations where malpractice occurs, or where a suit derives as a result of some malpractice, don’t have to do with deliberate malfeasance but general human error.
Defending Yourself Against Legal Complications
In order to secure your practice’s reputation and legal spotlessness, you want to cover as many bases as you can. Obviously you can’t predict the future. You can’t stop some new surgical student from being distracted when the heater kicks on with a loud noise; it’s not your fault he turned and knocked the forceps into an open biological cavity.
What you can do is source operational components that are made with the highest degree of quality. You’re looking for metal tool configurations that have been designed to the highest levels of scrutiny. You can’t stop human error or factor X, but you can isolate areas of accidental disaster to the individuals involved, and absolve the facility of responsibility.
To that end, you’ll want metal components that have been stamped through providers who understand the stakes, and have taken every precaution to design the most secure solutions available.
When it comes to medical metal stamping, you want a group like Weiss-Aug.com, who offers: “…innovative lean manufacturing techniques, expansive engineered processes and a strict adherence to the highest quality and safety standards [which has given] our stamping plant [the ability to] successfully produce…multi-year PPM ratings of less than one.”
That is exceptional precision, and has a greater reliability than many top-tier medical professionals. Additionally, you can cut expenses in the sourcing of such components by purchasing in bulk.
Crunching The Numbers
What you’ll want to do is run a statistical analysis to determine what kind of stamped metal medical instruments you go through on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. From there you can determine a figure representing your needs annually, including “overkill” in the event of medical emergency. You can then purchase in bulk, and save through a bulk rate.
Medicine is very expensive, and one of the primary reasons is insurance. Medical practices must insure themselves against lawsuits because America’s increasingly litigious atmosphere makes this an absolute necessity. Then there are the legal regulations which silhouette operations, and the difficulties of competition.
Between these environmental factors, it’s no wonder medical costs have skyrocketed in America. If you can curtail your own expenses, you can increase your competitive edge in the market by having the ability to diminish the costs your patients must absorb. In turn this will likely bring in more patients, and allow your practice greater expansion.
In order to maximize your practice’s effectiveness and profit, you’ll want to figure out the numbers defining your operation and use those numbers to source the most cost-effective solutions pertaining to equipment. This can take a little while, but once done will certainly benefit your medical practice.