How to Prevent Common Medical Errors

Posted on Oct. 15 2012 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Discussions about how to prevent medical errors are common, but a new piece in the Wall Street Journal which outlines specific steps to reduce the risk of medical errors is generating quite a bit of buzz, because it was written by a prominent Johns Hopkins doctor.  In the piece titled How to Stop Hospitals from Killing Us, Marty Makary provides a ringside view of the frequency with which medical errors occur in American hospitals. These errors include everything from wrong site surgeries to surgical instruments left behind in a patient’s body. Dr. McCarty recommends 5 steps to prevent these errors. Open Access to Safety Information Public reporting of medical errors
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