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How to Prevent a Hospital from Killing You

How to Prevent a Hospital from Killing You [Kindle Edition]

Yinka Vidal

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How to Prevent a Hospital from Killing You: Echoes of Innocent Blood is a book that exposes many shocking irregularities behind the walls of hospitals kept away from the public, and leading to many medical errors and patients’ deaths. The book educates consumers about many systemic failures inside hospitals, how to identify them, and how a patient can prevent himself or herself from being a victim of medical mishaps.
The report is from an observational study and solution implementation programs to fix medical errors in various healthcare institutions from a period of 36 years. The book discusses over 100 issues leading to patients’ harm, negligence, and medical errors. The shocking report exposes how some hospitals refuse to fix systemic failures causing patients’ death. It shows how other hospitals are actually profiting from medical errors harming patients. It also tells the painful but the truth about some healthcare institutions making money at the expense of neglecting and killing older patients!
If you want to survive your next hospital stay, get a copy of this Ebook. Be an educated consumer! Educate yourself and loved ones about what to look for while you are at the hospital. The system is designed to make money at your expense. It was never designed to protect the patients. Many special interests are fighting against quality improvement regulations so the healthcare institutions can continue to make money while killing people. This book teaches and empowers you about steps to look for in the process of treatment, and different actions you need to take in case of any mishaps.
Hospital administrations and healthcare workers can learn a lot from this book about medical errors prevention, and ways to improve the quality of patient care.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 594 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Publisher: Lara Publications Inc (18 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FAH4ZY0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181,529 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Revise HCQIA and Hold Medical Board Members Accountable, VA Scandal is NOT Only in the VA 18 Jun 2014
By Resident2007 - Published on
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You may find it shocking to know that medical boards are engaging in fraud, repeatedly reprimanding excellent patient care. They would be disbarred and remanded if they followed their own policies. Furthermore, reprimanding excellent care does not help patients and probably harms them.

It is not too surprising that they do not want any accountability for their decisions. Appointment me to the medical board and I will accept responsibility for my decisions. The VA Scandal is not isolated to the VA. Intervention will reset safety, and then when a new physician or mba assumes leadership, the environment of safety may quickly dissipate. People who advocate for change will be reprimanded and disciplined and/or dismissed. Whereas physicians permit patient harm to occur are often promoted.

The HCQIA of 1986 is partially responsibility to permit administration to ignore patient harm, or ignore the front-line worker reporting patient harm. This can be due to a number of factors including a personal dispute or unwarranted (or warranted), mistrust of the individual.
5.0 out of 5 stars Experienced Whistle Blower Tells All 29 Dec 2013
By Garrick Sitongia - Published on
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Click on "Look Inside" and read the Table of Contents before you believe any negative reviews here. As I am a victim of medical malpractice myself, I have the experience with how the medical system changes toward a patient who becomes a medical injury victim. It really goes into defense mode and plays hardball to protect important reputations and the bottom line $$$. You want to prevent yourself from becoming a medical victim, or you will see a side of humanity you didn't know existed. You only get to see behind the dirty curtain after you have been injured by the medicine or if you are an insider. This book really adds detail and explains why the system treats it's victims differently once it goes into defense mode.

This book is going to get a lot of negative reviews from medical staff trying to keep secret what goes on behind their curtain. The writer has 25 years of experience working in the health care field. The chapters are relevant. The references are recent and relevant. The writing could use a bit of polish IMHO but the information is scandalous and backed up with real life examples and recent references. I hope everyone involved in health care read this book, including attorneys for victims. Unfortunately, medical staff will continue to "deny and defend" until this becomes common knowledge. That is why this material is important.

Recent statistics indicate 210,000 to 440,000 die from preventable medical mistakes every year. This puts medical error as the 3rd leading cause of death. Should we get used to it and accept it because it is human nature to make mistakes? I doubt those victims died because they did not trust their doctor. I doubt they died because didn't have blind faith, trust and optimism. One should enter any medical establishment wide awake, a bit jaded, and knowledgeable about how the system works.

The book has checklists, things to ask for, problems to watch for. For example there are tips to do immediately if you suspect a cover-up about an injury or death. Being passive, accepting excuses, delaying and ultimately deciding to obtain a lawyer gives time for evidence to be lost. The information in this book will help patients be pro-active and defensive. This will put the medical system on notice that if there is a problem, you won't take it lying down.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry but No - this book will not prevent anything or help anyone 11 Dec 2013
By Alex Sparasci - Published on
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I am genuinely sorry to be the first to review this book and I hope others have a more positive opinion but, for me, its to 'dry', too academic and does nothing to grab the readers interest in the initial first few pages - which is essential if you want the reader to continue. How much [financially] a treatment plan costs in different countries shouldn't be an issue to the patient or their family - overheads [medications, staff wages, essential services etc] are completely different and can't be compared - blunders do happen, mistakes happen, errors in judgement happen .... sadly this is human nature and to expect otherwise is unrealistic.
I get the distinct impression that the author has a personal axe to grind, is fed up with trying to elicit a reaction from the governing bodies concerned and has therefor decided to try and frighten the consumer instead.
In my honest opinion, as a registered nurse for over 30 odd years, I would advice readers NOT to purchase/read this book. It will not help you or any of your family in times of need. Be aware, ask questions about treatment plans, operations, outcomes, tests etc but keep the faith - faith, trust, optimism and hope are powerful motivators but be realistic :-)
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