Errors in diagnosing are very common, despite being one of the most important aspects of a physician’s role, and can result in avoidable delays in obtaining care, and even death. In the United States, medical error, which includes misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment, is the third leading cause of death. Studies in Latin American countries show that the rate hovers around 11% … [Read more...] about Tech that Improves Diagnosis to Save Lives
Despite enormous advances in technology and improvements in human welfare at the global level, there are still vulnerable populations today that have little or no access to basic health care, even in developed countries such as the United States. One factor contributing to the problem is the major crisis involving human resources in health – resources that are vital to the … [Read more...] about How Community Health Workers Are Helping Vulnerable Communities
Surely you have read or heard about the demographic transition and the challenges that this generates for health systems. The demographic transition begins when the infant mortality rate falls, resulting in cohorts of children and young people that are very numerous in relation to the adult population. As time goes by, the life expectancy of the population increases as … [Read more...] about We Live Longer But Are Less Healthy: How Do We Face It?