With this case study I will attempt to offer clarification to the issue of medication mistakes being dispensed at HMO pharmacy. The fact that rates of dispensing errors are usually low there are some additional progresses in the pharmacy distribution systems that need some adjustments. Because pharmacies dispense such extraordinary volumes of medications that even a low error rate can render enormous volumes of lawsuits totaling even larger sums of payouts. Research also needs to be done with dispensing errors in out-patient health-care sites in community pharmacies within the USA and Europe. The process map labels the prescription filling development for HMO’s pharmacy, that will assist in identifying some of the key glitches that the HMO’s
Since medical professionals prescribed narcotics, they also had to register and pay the fee annually or they would be punished. Medical professionals could only prescribe these drugs for medical reasons and they had to possess records of distribution to patients for two years. However, it was not considered appropriate to prescribe a narcotic drug to treat an addiction, which was troubling for both medical professionals and addicts. The Harrison Act contributed to a large number of medical professionals being either indicted on narcotic charges or being forced to face prison sentences. This particular Act also transformed the way in which narcotics could be
Moreover, the product is prescribed by doctor, but is no longer prescribed for asthma. Whether you are taking the product in the form of tablets or liquid, you will the above mentioned cycle. It is also important people to follow the specific dosage instruction for each. Otherwise with use of own dosage level the people may not get the same kind of benefits from the product. If you a asthma problem, then you may use the product with getting suggestions from doctors buy it will no longer prescribed for asthma.
The first indication that there is an ethical issue in this case was when Dr. Petrov asks the pharmacist, Harold Hawkins, to donate his soon to expire medications. Dr. Petrov is heading back to his home country and wants to take medication donations with him. He insists that medications, even if not fully potent are better than no medication at all. This is an ethical issue because the people that may receive these medication could experience potential harm. Another issue is that the hospital policy and the law prohibits Mr. Hawkins from donating these medications.
Patients often do not receive adequate education or instruction when they are prescribed a new medication3. This can lead to the patient being confused about the medication and being uncomfortable with taking it. One other issue regarding communication are the possibilities of alternatives. Alternatives could be a cheaper version of the drug or just a different dosage form. Patients should always be given an adequate opportunity to discuss alternatives and concerns about a new medication with their provider.
health care has many faces when it comes to fraud. These groups have the luxury of being creative because it gives them access to a large range of variables in which to proceed with all sorts of wrongdoing: * Have a range of potential medical conditions and treatments to which base false claims. * The ability to spread false billings within many insurers simultanesously, including public programs as Medicare and Medicaid, Increasing fraud proceeds while lessening their chances of being detected by any single insurer. * The population of our nation 's patients. -- The most common types of fraud commited by dishonest providers include: * Billing for services that were never provided, obtaining identity theft to fabricate claims or by padding claims with charges for procedures or services that did not take
Drug companies like Perdue, Cephalon, and Insys are focused more on marketing than patient care. It is alarming that these companies would rather push sales however possible and risk consequences like being sued for hundreds of millions of dollars. Something that really stood out to me was when the ex Insys employee spoke about what she and the company did by saying “uh huh” to when they were asked if a patient had cancer in order to not only push the sales of their drug(s) but to get insurance companies to pay for it (Oliver). In addition, if money is more important than the well being of others for these companies, how many more are just like them? Well it turns out that there are many more companies that are doing the same things that
Oberlander Johnson discusses the pros and cons of a single payer health care system. Johnson says that the issue of health care has become a hot topic due to the emergence of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. While many Presidents in the past like Harry Truman have tried and failed a single payer health care system, what has occurred is incremental health reforms like Medicare which is national health care for the elderly. The most recent change to the health care system is the Affordable Health care Act and while Johnson says the bill has expanded insurance, there are still many problems in the American health care system which is why there is so many calls from single payer advocates for significant change. Despite the ACA there are
Whether or not our country should employ tort reform in order to stop “frivolous” lawsuits is a highly debated topic. While it is an issue in the medical community for doctors as well as patients, it is something that not only is affected by but also affects politics. The issue of tort reform has some political values and motivations behind it. As Justinian Lane describes in “The Politics Behind Tort Reform,” most Republicans are for tort reform for several reasons. Republicans tend to be for business, and want less government control and regulation.
Nurse stafﬁng is a significant region of worry because it can place a strain on patient safety as well as quality of patient care. With cost effectiveness in mind, hospital administrations have elected to reduce nursing stafﬁng ratios and substitute licensed nurses using cheaper unlicensed personnel. This increases uneasiness as the quality of care in hospitals might be undesirably reduced. The necessity to evaluate nurse stafﬁng is essential. The bulk of the investigative studies examined were cross-sectional in nature as research was completed by means of vast hospital administrative data to detect connections amongst nurse stafﬁng ratios and patient outcomes.
Finally they explain what steps they believe that should have been taken in order to help the citizens of New Orleans. They explain that the federal government non ability to handle the health care crisis especially when they had the chance to show the world the power of the United States. They first suggest that President Bush could have better distributed funds to the affected area and people by better supporting clinics running. Also they could have helped prevent the mental health care problems that would have followed the disaster through giving those in need access to mental health care. They also show how the 5 month period to get those in need as too long and the government should create an emergency Medicare system that can be called on incase of disaster.
These alarming statistics raise a huge concern with the effectiveness of the transitions of care. The main issue with transitions of care is that there are discrepancies that mistakenly occur during this process. As reported by Judith Kristeller, PharmD BCPS, “the transition between inpatient and community settings in particular is prone to medication errors related to a lack of communication between health care providers, missed patient follow-up, inadequate patient education, etc.” (6). Medicare services have even included a three percent fine on Medicare payment for hospitals that have unnecessary readmissions, and this percent has increased since 2014 (5). There are so many issues with patient safety that should not be occurring, so reforms must be made in transitions of
It can be very disappointing, because of the added premiums and uncovered medical bills. I realized the importance of knowing the the difference between original Medicare or a Medicare advantage plan (Part C). Your patient is right, there are many services that are not covered by medicare. Just like your patient, my auntie was also
It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. The program is headed by the federal government and managed by the individual states Medicaid is mainly a way to provide low income families with medical insurance when usually they would have none. Some disadvantages to this is that Medicaid is very selective with what treatment options you can use. For example; if there is a procedure that needs to be done but is deemed unnecessary or experimental by the federal government, the patient will go untreated. You also cannot choose your doctor because the doctor that is chosen for you is specifically set for Medicaid patients and is generally a more low income doctor.
Prescription drug abuse in the United States has officially been declared an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics, 2013). Due to the increase of prescription drug abuse, prescription narcotics have been considered the new “gateway” drug to heroin addiction. The prescription drug epidemic is being fueled by prescribers and physicians that are not utilizing proper guidelines when prescribing narcotics to patients. A major concern is that doctors are shying away from utilizing therapy and counseling, which could alleviate the use and abuse of prescription medication. With the increase of prescription medication flooding the population, this has lead to society’s concern that doctors are