medical errors

The largest cause of medical errors is congressThere 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.
Four ways to reduce dangerous medical errors at your hospitalConsider these tactics that analyze and address medical errors at a system level.
Balancing doctor egos and errorsWhen should physicians say they are sorry? When should they stay quiet? There’s a time and place for both.
Four ways clinical decision support can improve outcomesThe advantages of using an advanced clinical decision support system fall into four general “reducing” categories. Here they are.
Strategies to avoid diagnostic errorsDiagnostic errors are the third leading cause of death. One expert shares strategies for reducing misdiagnosis.
Medical errors and reporting cause of deathFor 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.
Preventing human errors in healthcareFind out what causes human error in a healthcare setting, and how to prevent it.
Five ways effective teams transform healthcareEffective teams transform patient and caregiver experience by building trust and meeting goals. Here are five ways how.
Is there a safe way to apologize for a mistakeHandling medical mistakes including complications requires being candid about the incident while satisfying local laws and one's insurer, said an expert.
Key to preventing medical errors includes keeping an open mindDermatologists 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.