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mistake

Medspeak
An act, omission or error in judgement by a healthcare provider that has or may have serious consequences for a patient and would be judged to be wrong by knowledgeable peers. 

Vox populi
An incorrect act, decision or statement that is knowledge-based, judgemental, heuristic or based on subconscious bias.

mistake

Decision-making
1. An act, omission or error in judgement by a health care provider that has/may have serious consequences for a Pt and that would be judged to be wrong by knowledgeable peers.
2. An incorrect act, decision, or statement that is knowledge-based, judgemental, heuristic, or based on subconscious bias. See Medical mistake. Cf Misdiagnosis, 'Overcall. ', 'Undercall'.

mistake,

n an unintentional act, omission, or error resulting from ignorance, surprise, or misplaced confidence.

Patient discussion about mistake

Q. My husband takes Zocor (20mg) for his hyperlipidemia. by mistake he took 3 pills (60mg). What to do? My husband suffers from high blood lipids and he is treated with Zocor (Simvastatin). he should take one pill of 20 mg per day. By accident he took 3 pills (60mg) in one day. what to do?

A. You need to call your GP. Zocor doses are between 20-80 mg but maybe your husband has other problems (mainly in his kidneys) that will interfere with the normal way of cleaning the body from the drug.
Zocor overdose symptoms will be myalgia and red urine (in a severe overdose) if your husband have one of those symptoms go to the ER as soon as possible.

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B; "Monarke of a little Molehill" (SP C) and "king of a mole-hill" (Breton, A Merrie Dialogue betwixt the Taker and Mistaker [1603], 17-18); "the eye of understanding" (SP B2v, C2) and "the Eie of Understanding" (Breton, Characters upon Essaies [1615], "Wisdome," Grosart, 2:9); "a kinde of heaven upon earth" (SP C2) and "She makes a Heaven upon Earth" (Breton, Characters upon Essaies [1615], "Wisdome," Grosart, 2:5); "sweet companions" (SP C2) and "sweet Companions" (Breton, Crossing of Proverbs, Part II [1616], Grosart, 2:8); "to make a hell upon earth" (SP B4) and "to make a Hell upon Earth" (Breton, Conceyted Letters, Newly Layde Open [1618], sig.