Nursing malpractice hits private hospitals

That’s according to research carried out by professor Ethelwynn Stellenberg of department of nursing and midwifery in Stellenbosch university.

She claimed that civil claims in private hospitals are skyrocketing just like in public hospitals,whereby the hospitals are paying millions of Rands in claims,due to declining quality of care_

The study focussed in Gauteng and Western Cape;She pointed out (1)_failure to follow guidelines as the number 1 cause for civil claims,followed by (2)_lack of knowledge,then(3)_poor monitoring of patients,then(4)_failure to administer prescribed medication,followed by(5)_failure to respond to clinical signs then (6)_insufficient training_. Health e News

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