Category Archives: Medical errors

Doctors, Are You Listening to Your Patients? Communication From the Patient’s Perspective Part 2

Here’s what doctors need to know – from your perspective, as a patient. Imagine what your health care would be like if all doctors read this article. 3. Tell me about the risks/options. Ask me to bring a family member … Continue reading

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Medical errors

Elizabeth Bewley is one of Avoid Medical Errors Magazine’s authors. A former executive of a Fortune 50 healthcare company, Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for patient safety. See one of her videos here. See more at www.killercure.net What are these?

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Adverse events in hospitals may be 10 times greater than previously measured: part 1

A study released in early April 2011 compared three methods of detecting adverse events in hospitals. The first is voluntary reporting. This method depends on healthcare workers coming forward and admitting that an error has occurred. At a minimum, they … Continue reading

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How Patients Can Avoid Medication Errors – part 3

Mistakes in medication cause over 100,000 deaths a year. Not only do people die, but also as a direct result of medication errors, close to 1.5 million worldwide fall sick. Why does this happen? Avoidable errors are not prevented in … Continue reading

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How Patients Can Avoid Medication Errors – part 2

Mistakes in medication cause over 100,000 deaths a year. Not only do people die, but also as a direct result of medication errors, close to 1.5 million worldwide fall sick. Why does this happen? Avoidable errors are not prevented in … Continue reading

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