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Arizona residents may be familiar with research linking false confessions with a controversial law enforcement tactics such as the Reid technique. This type of high-pressure approach is employed by police officers when they are dealing with uncooperative and truculent suspects, but poorly educated or mentally challenged individuals may sometimes confess to crimes that they did not commit just to put an end to the questioning.
Diagnostic errors have a significant effect on patients in Texas and throughout the United States. About 5 percent of people in outpatient settings are affected annually by delayed, missed or wrong diagnoses. Diagnostic errors are contributing factors in about 10 percent of patient deaths and account for up to 17 percent of hospitals’ adverse events.
Arizona parents may be dismayed to learn that doctors performed surgery on the wrong baby at a Tennessee hospital. The incident occurred at the University Medical Center in Lebanon, just outside Nashville.
According to media reports, a mother delivered a healthy baby boy at the hospital.
The abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise throughout the country and in Arizona. What is particularly troubling is that young people are a growing demographic when it comes to prescription drug abuse. Whether they are stealing it from their parents or buying illegal prescription drugs from classmates, it is a serious concern.
Many Arizona hospital patients know that there are not enough nurses to meet the demand. This shortage leads to medical staff who are often overtaxed, leading to a reduced ability to provide the best care possible. As the baby boomers continue to advance in age, the shortage of nurses is only expected to continue.