April 18, 2022

Medication Error Conviction to Have “Chilling Effect” on Patient Safety Culture

The American Hospital Association says the guilty verdict for a nurse who made a medication error “discourages health caregivers from coming forward with their mistakes.” The trial raises important questions about electronic device management, alert overrides and provider burnout.

July 30, 2019

Report: Three Major Disease Categories Account for Three-Fourths of All Serious Harms from Diagnostic Errors

Researchers say that over “100,000 Americans die or are permanently disabled each year due to medical diagnoses that initially miss conditions or are wrong or delayed” and that “three major disease categories account for nearly three-fourths of all serious harms from diagnostic errors.”

May 22, 2018

New Online CME Modules from MLMIC Address Diagnostic Errors

Two new online CME modules – “High Exposure Liability: Errors in Diagnosis – Parts I & II” — feature a physician expert and a defense attorney discussing factors that contribute to diagnostic errors and offering strategies for improving patient care and reducing potential risk.