Kentucky motorists who are concerned about road safety should be aware of several safety tips that may help prevent car accidents. After all, traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for people between 2 and 34 years of age.
As you travel along Kentucky roads, you may encounter a variety of commercial vehicles nearly every day. While the inherent increases in the size and weight of these vehicles can help them carry heavy loads over extended periods, unfortunately, it also makes them far more difficult to maneuver.
A new study has found that health care organizations in Kentucky and elsewhere are failing to resolve most patient safety events involving information technology. The study, which was published in the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, was conducted by researchers from MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors in Health and the Georgetown School of Medicine.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance understands that increasing traffic law enforcement is one way of reducing car crashes in Kentucky and across the U.S. For this reason, the CVSA designates one week out of every year as Operation Safe Driver Week; during this period, law enforcement personnel track for unsafe driving behaviors and issue warnings and citations.
When it comes to treating mental illness, diagnostic accuracy is important. When people in Kentucky receive medications for the wrong illness, the results can be harmful, especially when the treatments have serious side effects. While those side effects may be worthwhile to treat a severe mental illness, they can be completely unacceptable when rendered without benefit to the patient. According to one study, at least half of the people diagnosed with schizophrenia at one clinic were misdiagnosed and instead suffered from anxiety. The treatment protocols for both disorders vary significantly, and a treatment for one disorder is likely to be ineffective for the other.