When’s the last time you’ve read your hospital’s mission statement? And, as an RN, how would you rate your healthcare facility’s performance? Does your hospital live up to the hype? Or instead, do they sacrifice quality for profits?
I often joke that my goal is to be out of a job as a legal nurse consultant because when that day comes, I’ll know that patients are safe from medical and nursing malpractice. Of course, as long as there are healthcare providers and hospitals, that day will never come. Consider that 400,000 people die every year in hospitals from nursing and medical malpractice. Needless to say, the healthcare system has a huge problem on its hands.
An RN was outraged that I shared this study – like we shouldn’t talk about the elephant in the room. My response: “Until the problem is fixed, more than 4,000 Certified Legal Nurse Consultants will continue to do what we do best – that is call it the way we see it, whether or not hospitals, physicians and nurses like it. I recommend healthcare providers stop shooting the messenger and fix the problem. If you don’t you’ll continue to guarantee employment for CLNC® consultants.”
You can thank me now or Certified Legal Nurse Consultants will thank you later.
I’m Just Sayin’
P.S. Comment and share whether or not you think medical malpractice will be eliminated in our lifetimes.