Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 10 | Lecture: a | Slide: 7
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Sociotechnical Aspects: Clinicians and Technology
Lecture:Medical errors Patient safety
Slide content:Issues Facing Developing Nations In developing countries, other significant issues contribute to errors: Infrastructure and equipment are inadequate Drug supply and quality are unreliable Some health care workers may have insufficient technical skills due to inadequate training Operating costs are often underfinanced 7
Slide notes:Developing nations have an increased burden when it comes to medical errors. In addition to the usual reasons for medical errors in developed countries, many developing nations face other significant issues, such as inadequate infrastructure and equipment, an unreliable drug supply and drug quality, and insufficient medical knowledge and technical skills of their health care workers because of inadequate training. Furthermore, operating costs are often underfinanced. All of these issues contribute to the likelihood of medical errors in health care infrastructures in developing countries. 7