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5 of the most disastrous medical stories involving human errors
 

5 of the most disastrous medical stories involving human errors

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These stories of human errors in medicine may be relatable, as many occur during routine procedures, in the hands of perfectly competent professionals. It is only a matter of the right – or rather, wrong - time, place, and person coming together to orchestrate these errors into a final, disastrous outcome.
 
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3 Jan 2017 - General
 
These are medical errors which are both horrifying for the patients and the medical professionals involved. No doctor wants to commit a mistake, especially irreversible ones, which causes a permanent disability or a lifelong psychological effect on the patient. Most of the cases that were mentioned could have been avoided with proper patient identification. Using two patient identifiers , and having a surgical time out is an important safety measure for the patient that every healthcare professi...
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