Medical Errors I. Problem/Challenge. Challenges after medical error Medical errors are relatively common in the care of hospitalized patients and may result in serious morbidity and mortality. Although patient safety efforts continue to improve the quality of inpatient care, some errors remain inevitable. How hospitalists respond to errors may deeply affect the involved patients, healthcare…
Surgical and medication errors down, but suicide up in Minnesota's annual adverse medical event report.
A series of medical errors and negligence that occurred in a nursing home lead to an elderly man’s death.
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Bidirectional association seen between depressive symptoms and medical errors.
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Most common medication error category was omitted medicine or ingredient.
Despite widespread programs and initiatives, medical errors still common.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
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Diagnostic error is the most common cause of medical errors that patients report.
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Report identified 3,946 electronic health record-related medical errors from 2004 to 2012.
Mistakes are not always the fault of an individual—sometimes, the system is the problem. An expert takes a hard look at what should be done.