Medical Mistakes

GUESTS: DONALD PALMISANO, MD *Surgeon *Member, AMA Board of Trustees *Member, Board of Directors of the National Patient Safety Foundation (Chicago, IL) LUCIAN LEAPE *Author, Institute of Medicine Report on Medical Safety *Professor, Harvard University School of Medicine Medical mistakes kill up to 98,000 people a year, according to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine. The mistakes are preventable, but doctors and hospital staff are often reluctant to discuss errors for fear of lawsuits and ruined careers. Join Michael Krasny and guests for a look at efforts to prevent medical mistakes, and some tips on how to be an informed health care consumer.



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