What's a Medical Error? It Depends on Whom You Ask

From Pharmacy Today:

An overwhelming majority of respondents to a new survey report having positive experiences with the health care system, and for those who have experienced errors, medication was a less prominent issue than previous examinations of medical errors have indicated. And interestingly, the findings show that patients’ conception of what constitutes errors and harm differs from investigations focusing on providers’ perspectives.

Read the full article at http://www.pharmacytoday.org/article/S1042-0991(18)30152-X/fulltext

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