There has been much published in both the medical and lay press about the magnitude of errors in medicine. This is a contentious subject with wildly variable results most likely due to the difficulties associated with the many and varied complexities of clinical medicine.
For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains key findings from a study published in BMJ. The study looked at the number of deaths cause by medical error and the methodology that keeps it off the most likely causes of death.
Dermatologists should refrain from developing an initial clinical impression and consider alternative diagnoses when seeing patients, an expert tells colleagues at the 73rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.