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Pre-surgery education is important to patient outcomes

Missouri health care providers may find that good education prior to surgery can improve their patients' outcomes. Research by Gallup has indicated that although patients are typically committed to following instructions given for their post-surgery activity and care, other important areas affecting outcomes are not addressed as thoroughly as they should be. Less than half of those patients who responded strongly agreed that they were prepared for the time following their surgeries.

Risky business in the medical sector

Missouri residents may be interested in learning more about some of the inherent risks that affect the quality of treatment provided by health care facilities across the country. A 2005 study of more than 1,500 medical professionals exposed a propensity for dangerous errors and complicit behavior occurring on a routine basis in the medical sector. More than half of the respondents reportedly observed a fellow employee demonstrate poor practices at work, including disrespectful behavior, poor teamwork, insubordination and incompetence.

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