The Slim Book of Health Pearls: The Prevention of Medical Errors
A medical error occurs when a healthcare provider chooses an improper method of care, or inappropriately executes a correct method of care. Medical errors result in death and disability.
More often than not, the medical error results from a system failure, a lack of coordination amongst those responsible for delivering patient care.
The Institute of Medicine estimates between 44,000 to 98,000 deaths per year result from medical errors.
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