Risk Management Considerations and Multiple Responsibilities in Medical Pharmaceutical Practice
Keywords:risk management, risk in the medical practice, responsibilities, medical-pharmaceutical activity, medical management
In the health field, risk assessment of health damage is a basic component in the control and maintenance of human health. Risk management is defined as the technique of assessing and preventing accidental losses through insurance, and safety measures by making the right decisions and ensuring accountability. The responsibility of those in the medical-pharmaceutical field is permanent and multiple, on several levels, and named as follows: professional responsibility towards the patient, legal responsibility, administrative responsibility, economic responsibility, and social responsibility. Accountability in decisions is ongoing all the time and is a constant, daily, and multi-layered activity. The double responsibility of the doctor and the pharmacist is very important: to the patient and to the community. The society holds physicians accountable for the high cost of health care. Public health programs, warn that the rate of increase in medical costs is growing faster than national income. Still, patients, who are becoming more and more informed about medical issues - are also demanding more diagnostic procedures, more drugs, more medical care, and more hospitalizations.