Patient Health Awareness


We often tend to think that healthcare has improved to the point where the risks involved are minor.
But patient safety is a serious global public health concern. There is a 1 in a million chance of a person being harmed while traveling by plane. In comparison, there is a 1 in 300 chance of a patient being harmed during health care. Industries with a perceived higher risk such as the aviation and nuclear industries have a much better safety record than health care.


It is estimated that there are 421 million hospitalizations in the world annually, and approximately 42.7 million adverse events occur in patients during these hospitalizations. Using conservative estimates, the latest data shows that patient harm is the 14th leading cause of morbidity and mortality across the world. Of course, some of the hospitalizations are to prevent a potential cause of death, and without them, the mortality rate would be much higher.


Estimates show that in high-income countries (HIC) as many as 1 in 10 patients is harmed while receiving hospital care. The harm can be caused by a range of incidents or adverse events, with nearly 50% of them being preventable. In a study on frequency and preventability of adverse events across 26 low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), the rate of adverse events was around 8%, of which 83% could have been prevented and 30% led to death. Approximately two-thirds of all adverse events occur in LMICs.


The medical use of ionizing radiation is the largest single contributor to population exposure to radiation from artificial sources. Worldwide, there are over 3.6 billion x-ray examinations performed every year, with around 10% of them occurring in children. Additionally, there are over 37 million nuclear medicine and 7.5 million radiotherapy procedures conducted annually. Inappropriate or unskilled use of medical radiation can lead to health hazards both for patients and healthcare professionals.


Want to read more Health Facts?



Patient’s Control over the Privacy of Medical Record

Privacy Control in Health Care


Uncertainty leads to Data Sharing Reluctance

Patients are more honest about the health investigations if they are sure about the privacy of their personal information. If they are confident about the level of privacy control over their health information to whom it will be shared with and for what purpose. This uncertainty makes them little reluctant to share the data in details. In order to make sure about the precision of the diagnosis of the disease, patients must be very comfortable with sharing details.

Continue reading..

Fight against Cancer- 3 Factors to Follow



We all have heard the Term “Prevention is better than cure.” Be it cancer or any other disease, our first priority should be to adopt the lifestyle which is pure, healthy and energetic. Cancer has been destroying the human race for ages. Despite advanced Cancer treatment techniques, we haven’t still totally overcome the disease. Once you are trapped, it’s not easy to fight for your life. You have to be strong, a fighter and be very patient.

Continue reading..

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons