Sepsis and the System: a Better Equipment Improves the Diagnostic Process
When a doctor visit a patient with a combination of high fever, chills and low blood pressure, he or she knows that the patient is in danger, under the effect of an infection, and in this situation the sooner the better for the identification of the bacteria and to start the specific antibiotic.
Each Society has their own health system with particular aspects. We are not talking about the public or private system, but about how an organization takes care of patients. With an example we will explain what we want to say.
Foro Osler had made a contribution to the Fund for students of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a prestigious Institution for the study of infectious diseases in developing countries, and a center for excellence in teaching Epidemiology and Public Health.
Author: Dra. Edita Falcó. Surgeon. Uruguay. Member of Prodiagnosis
Translation: Lorenzo Alonso
I remembered the old times when I read Dr. Vitolo’s entry, about a translation of an article by Abraham Verghese about the medical work, and discovered that we were evoking the same things, all related with the role that the medical error has in our present practice. Continue reading A short and melancholic story→