Wednesday, April 3, 2013

10 Medical Errors That Can Kill You in the Hospital, by Leana Wen, M.D #nurseup #epatient #healthcare #nursing #patientsafety

10 Medical Errors That Can Kill You in the Hospital, by Leana Wen, M.D. in The Doctor Is Listening:"In my last post, you met Paul Hastings, the recently-retired accountant about to embark on an around-the-world trip who ended up with one-way ticket to the hospital instead. More people die from medical mistakes than they do from car accidents, pneumonia, and diabetes. No doubt, this is a shocking statistic. Before we discuss what you can do about it, let's first talk about the 10 most common errors that can occur during your hospital stay: #1. Misdiagnosis. The most common type of medical error is error in diagnosis. This is not surprising, since the right diagnosis is the key to your entire medical error. A wrong diagnosis can result in delay in treatment, sometimes with deadly consequences. Not receiving a diagnosis can be dangerous too; this is why it's so important to aim to figure out what you have, not just a list of things that you don't have."




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