PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 20, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As an accredited and recognized medical and nursing school based in St. Lucia, American International Medical University
, is concentrated on matriculating its students to become respectable, informed and progressive physicians and nurses. As such, this university responds to new evidence that suggests a significant amount of medical malpractice cases in the United States are due to misdiagnosis.
A recent article from CBS News discusses the research and its findings, "[A] study, published in BMJ Open July 18, Irish researchers reviewed more than 7,150 journal papers on medical malpractice claims. They were looking specifically at claims for primary care doctors, since these physicians are often the first line of care for patients seeking treatment for health woes."
American International Medical University responds in a recent press statement, "Regardless of where the medical malpractice originates, it is important to first take note that primary care physicians play an incredible role in determining the health and treatment of patients that may be developing critical medical issues. At AIMU, we continue to teach our students the importance of primary care and preventative health."
CBS News continues to report, "They found the most common malpractice claims were missed diagnoses, accounting for between 26 percent and 63 percent of total claims based on their research, depending on the study. Death was the most common consequence listed in missed diagnosis claims, found in between 15 percent and 48 percent of these cases."
In its press statement, American International Medical University comments, "It is unfortunate that a death could be the result of a medical professional missing a diagnosis or ignoring a problem. Doctors need to address every issue that a patient may bring forth and use their knowledge to recognize any issue that the patient may not recognize. While some patients may fear that testing to properly diagnose medical issues is costly, the final cost of avoiding any diagnostic measures could be life itself."
CBS also reports, "The most common missed diagnoses for adults were cancer and heart attacks. Others that were commonly-occurring were appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy and bone fractures. For children, the most missed diagnoses were related to meningitis and cancers." In response, American International Medical University hopes that current professionals and medical students can learn from this evidence as to where they need to improve within their own practices.
American International Medical University
is a leading academic institution that provides exceptional training and education for prospective physicians and nurses. Located in Saint Lucia, this independent affiliate of AIM-U International Group, offers both a School of Medicine and School of Nursing. Committed to excellence, instructors and staff at AIMU carry a mission to prepare students for successful careers, focusing on values, skills and knowledge necessary for leadership in the medical community. AIMU is accredited by the Ministry of Education in St. Lucia and recognized by the World Health Organization, along with many other leading medical community groups. Those students looking to earn their licensure in a chosen medical field are invited to review the exceptional opportunities available at the beautiful and well-equipped AIMU campus.