medical error


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

med·i·cal er·ror

(med'kăl er'ŏr)
In nursing usage, any failure to implement a planned action as intended or the implementation of the wrong nursing plan.
References in periodicals archive ?
WNA's strong interest in this legislation goes back to the 2006 case of a Wisconsin RN who was charged criminally by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for an unintentional medical error. DOJ used the information the nurse shared regarding the unintentional medical error with her employer that was given to a state agency.
(2) Note that the IOM report used medical error, not negligence, and the two are not interchangeable.
Medical errors and hospital acquired infections have become epidemic in this country and the problem seems to be getting worse.
'Such a doctor is the advocate of patient's wellbeing, and feels responsible for the adverse effects of any medical error. Society must understand the position of doctors and be sympathetic to their situation in case of a medical error,' she noted.
"We are currently assessing this year's reports and it is too early to comment, though the trend (of medical error complaints) is on the increasing side."
Reduce the potential for malpractice claims--and the corresponding costs--by responding to medical errors with sincere apologies, honesty, up-front offers of compensation and promises of corrective system changes to patients and families.
Medical error in practice is common in every hospital worldwide1,2 and it ranges from misdiagnosis, wrong decisions and treatment method, abandonment of patients, prescription errors, and medical or surgical complications.3 Further research shows substantial rates of the errors in hospitals.4,5 Relevant studies indicate that the frequency of encountering medical errors (making the error or witnessing the error) ranged from 20% to 69%.6-8 Owing to the steady increase in its occurrence, medical error has deleterious consequences on patients' health, safety, survival and resources.
"Whoever is proven to have committed a gross medical error as set forth herein shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of not more than one year and/or a fine of not more than AED 200,000 ..."
H E Dr Hosni said that the seminar aimed to upgrade the investigation system in the field of medical errors.
"The AMA vote and the results from our study add further confirmation that apologizing to patients for bad outcomes from medical error through CRP isn't just the right and honorable thing for physicians to do, it greatly reduces legal costs, stress and the needless, costly practice of defensive medicine by physicians," Dr.
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Physician burnout, fatigue, and work-unit safety grades are independently associated with medical errors, according to a study published online July 9 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
In a recent study, John Hopkins patient safety experts estimated that medical error was the third-highest cause of death in the United States.

Full browser ?