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Defining Medical Error        When defining medical error, it can be simply said that medical errors are mistakes and errors done by health care providers in a clinical setting.

      Medical error is also known as clinical error and not just limited to physicians.More...


Forgiveness And Medical Error

Forgiveness And Medical Error      In 1999, the Institute of Medicine brought out the report/book titled To Err Is Human. This created quite a stir and informed many about medical errors that are happening across the United States. Ever since, healthcare providers and government agencies have been working together to reduce the rate of medical errors. However, very little has been done about the second half of the adage -- to forgive, divine.More...

Who Pays For Medical Errors An Analysis ?

Who Pays For Medical Errors An Analysis       Medical errors are not just causing harm to patients, they are also proving to be quite expensive. At least that is what the Institute of Medicine feels because it estimates that medical errors cost $17 billion to $29 billion each year. So, who pays for medical errors?More...


How Hospital Should Prevent Medical Errors ?

How Hospital Should Prevent Medical Errors

         Health care providers like doctors, clinicians and nurses can no longer ignore the serious problems in the hospitals in the United States. Medical errors are causing too many patients to die and according to the Institute of Medicine approximately 98,000 people die each year due to medical errors.More...


Complete Stoppage Heart Caused By Medical Error

Complete Stoppage Heart Caused By Medical Error

Medical errors in the United States are known to be a leading cause of death. Approximately 2.5 million deaths occurs annual in the US, and some statistics related to medical error deaths are as follows:More...



Medical Errors And Families

Medical Errors And Families        When medical errors occur, many times besides the patient even the family suffers. Families have feeling of guilt and anger. They believe that they should have been vigilant enough to prevent the medical error and there is resentment not just to the clinician who was treating the patient but to the entire hospital.More...


Research On Medical Errors

Research On Medical Errors      It has been seen that it is important to disclose medical errors made by physicians and clinicians. However, it is one of the most difficult things to do. University of Iowa conducted research on medical errors and came out with studies that examine why this is the case and how increased understanding can help not just patients and doctors but the overall healthcare system in the United States.More...