medical errors

Families detect errors hospital incident reports missRates of medical errors yielded by solicited family reporting were 5 times higher than the rates provided by hospital incident reports and the rates of adverse events (AEs) were 3 times higher, a study in 4 pediatric hospitals found. Most hospitals primarily use incident reports to conduct patient safety surveillance.
AI has brains—but it’s no MDArtificial intelligence has uses in medicine, but will never replace doctors’ intuition.
ACP panel offers tips for easing difficult discussions with patientsPhysicians sometimes are reluctant to discuss controversial subjects with their patients. But these discussions become easier, and often produce better outcomes, when physicians explain why they are bringing up the subject, and try to understand the patient’s perspective on it.
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.