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Ouch! Internal Bleeding exposes medical errors

Modern Physician has an interview with Bob Wachter, who’s new book is called Internal Bleeding. There are something in the region of 20 odd medical errors written up in the book, with a view to showing the system problems behind them.  This is something of an old story, and Michael Millenson’s Demanding Medical Excellence gave a great account of the overall safety/quality environment a few years back.  But the more the story can be told the better the chance that the battleship will be turned in the direction of safer medical care. In fact several large health organizations are actively working on these programs, such as Ascension’s Healthcare that’s safe.

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