Every year, breast cancer claims 40,000 lives. The opioid epidemic causes 50,000 deaths per year. Motor vehicle crashes cause 38,000 deaths each year. And gun violence is responsible for 36,000 fatalities annually.
With those stats in mind, how many deaths do you think are caused by miscommunication among healthcare providers? Have that number in your mind? Great. Now, take a listen to our latest episode of It's About Time to find out how close you are.
In this episode of the podcast, Shane interviews paramedics live at the Texas EMS Conference, which took place in Fort Worth, TX last week. Hear what their guesses were and what healthcare communication challenges they identified as the most significant in their communities.