Stamford (203) 325-4491
Bridgeport (203) 386-9844
Danbury (203) 816-8476
Greenwich (203) 489-2952
Hartford (860) 785-6585

New Haven (203) 916-5796
New London (860) 785-6581
Waterbury (203) 916-5785
Westport (203) 349-8154
Out of State (866) 248-8744

Call Stamford (203) 325-4491
Bridgeport (203) 386-9844
Danbury (203) 816-8476
Greenwich (203) 489-2952
Hartford (860) 785-6585

New Haven (203) 916-5796
New London (860) 785-6581
Waterbury (203) 916-5785
Westport (203) 349-8154
Out of State (866) 248-8744

Why Can’t Modern Medicine Perform as well as the Airline Industry?

Richard A. Silver

June 20, 2016 

The airline industry is considered to be second to none in safety.  Airplanes are designed and built to fly safely and efficiently.  Pilots are focused solely on flying their planes.  Crew members and ground support are dedicated to ensuring the safety of the planes both in the air and on the ground.

Compare this to modern medicine.  Patients enter hospitals in varying degrees of ill health.  Doctors and clinicians simultaneously treat multiple patients.  Hospital staffs juggle endless tasks, interrupted workflows and emergency situations.

Is it any wonder that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.?

(Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality, “Medical errors are No. 3 cause of death in the US, study unveils,” May 4, 2016)

Related Post