medical errors meaning

  "medical errors" in a sentence
Errors or mistakes committed by health professionals which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in diagnosis (DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS),errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS),errors in the performance of surgical procedures,in the use of other types of therapy,in the use of equipment,and in the interpretation of laboratory findings. Medical errors are differentiated from MALPRACTICE in that the former are regarded as honest mistakes or accidents while the latter is the result of negligence,reprehensible ignorance,or criminal intent.


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  1. while the book has been checked by seven different physicians, we assume all responsibilities for any medical errors.
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  4. as a matter of policy, both the united states and japan try to reduce occurrences of human injury and death due to medical error
  5. A punitive focus on individuals involved in medical error is dangerous.

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