Pregnancy is a time of hope and expectation. Women take all kinds of precautions and commit to many extraordinary efforts, from diet and exercise to taking special vitamins, to help give their unborn child the best possible start to life. Tragically, sometimes doctors prioritize their own convenience over the safety and well-being of the mother and her unborn child.
Computerized records can cause medical errors
We've all heard the horror stories: someone goes in for a simple surgery only to discover upon waking that they are missing a limb. Generally, people across the nation, including here in Maryland, assume that medical mistakes like this happen more often in movies than they do in real life. But a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore suggests that these mistakes could be happening more than we think.