Patients are harmed (again), fingers point. What's wrong?

Flemons, W. Ward; Davies, Jan M.
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 4, p520
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the improvement of patient safety in Canada. It relates the report of a patient who has been misdiagnosed with breast cancer and undertaken needless surgery. It says that governments, health care providers and educators should reread the National Steering Committee on Patient Safety 2002 report to develop and maintain a culture of safety such as reporting, learning and flexible culture. Moreover, individuals who harm patients should be sanctioned.


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