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What Causes Health Care Errors?

Medical errors happen when something that was planned as a part of medical care does not work out or when the wrong plan was used in the first place. Medical error and mistakes can occur anywhere in the healthcare system; in hospitals, clinics, outpatient surgery centers, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, pharmacies and even at a patient’s home. Deficiencies in system design can create problems at many levels. Errors can involve medicines, surgery, diagnosis, equipment, lab reports and so on. They can happen during even in the most routine tasks, such as when a hospital patient on a salt-free diet is given a high-salt meal. Common causes of medical errors include: i. Fundamental difficulties in medical care: Providing health care is a difficult task and it is expected for some level of mistakes to occur. This involves the basic difficulty in balancing the need to double-check to avoid diagnosis errors with the need to avoid over-testing. The impossibility of doctors, and even spe
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Since August 2017, I have been transitioning back to my natural hair. During last year, I decided to take things further and work on having a healthy body. At that time, I was finalizing articles and writing my doctoral dissertation. I had gained weight because of my sedentary lifestyle. The sedentary lifestyle is basically the physically inactive life e.g. most of your day is spent sitting using a computer, reading a book etc. This lifestyle can increase your risk of developing obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, certain cancers etc. The World Health Organization recommends doing a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity throughout the week, and more if you want extra health benefits. Since I was not keen on joining a gym, I started doing 30-minute home work-out routines which improved my muscles. I later opted to do a minimum of 10000 steps because I enjoy walking. When it came to diet, I cut down my food portions e.g. instead of eating three potatoes