medical error

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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.
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Sawsan Taqawi, said that the upcoming (fourth) parliamentary term should see the expediting of endorsement of a bill of law and introducing a compulsory insurance policy for medical practitioners against legal liability for medical errors.
According to the daily, an investigation by an expert commission concluded that the medical error in early Ramadan was shared by a lab employee, a nurse and a doctor.
Medical errors and patient safety; strategies to reduce and disclose medical errors and improve patient safety.
A number of citizens have lost their loved ones due to medical errors, sometimes even during simple operations.
Talking with Patients and Families About Medical Error: A Guide for Education and Practice is based on guidelines from the Institute for Professional and Ethical Practice and the author's own experiences, and tells how to initiate a discussion and handle patient reactions to medical error.
We need to create a mandatory national medical error reporting system and adopt initiatives that mandate the disclosure of medical errors," Yearby argues, as well as strongly urging states to require health care facilities and practitioners to apologize for errors and compensate patients or families for harm.
In a related Wam report, the ministry announced that the Minister of Health, Dr Hanif Hassan, had issued a ministerial decision on procedural guidelines to help investigate medical errors.
The medical profession is transforming how to communicate and discuss incidents of medical errors with patients.
A total of 72% said they had been involved in a minor medical error, defined as one that caused harm that was neither permanent nor potentially life threatening.
As Berlinger notes, medical error is a significant problem in our health care system--a preventable phenomenon that causes thousands of deaths each year.
A review of almost 1,500 randomly selected malpractice lawsuits in the United States finds that instances of healthy people successfully suing a doctor for malpractice are exceedingly rare and are far outnumbered by cases in which a patient injured by medical error goes uncompensated, health-policy researchers report in the May 11 New England Journal of Medicine.

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