TEDMED speaker calls for candor about medical errors

During her talk at TEDMED 2014, Danielle Ofri, MD, attending physician at Bellevue Hospital and associate professor at New York University School of Medicine, said it is time to rethink medical errors. After finishing her medical training and practicing for 4 months as an emergency physician, Ofri missed a cranial hemorrhage in a patient showing signs of an “altered mental state” because she failed to look at his CT scan. It was a busy night, and she heard someone call out that the results of the CT were fine, so (Read more...)

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