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Medical error; Undoing the Wrong.
  • anjalee chiwhane,
  • Yutheeka Chiwhane,
  • vaishali paunikar
anjalee chiwhane
Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education & Research
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Yutheeka Chiwhane
Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education & Research

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vaishali paunikar
Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education & Research
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Abstract

Background Though humans are fallible, Physicians as humans, unfortunately, commit unintentional errors while providing healthcare services. Medical errors are dangerous injuries caused to patients, by physicians, nurses, or the medical team leading to harmful effects to the patient that can be fatal. Clinicians can prevent medical errors in healthcare with the use of diligence. In addition to the harm caused to the patient, medical errors are expensive. Methods We searched the PUBMED using the keywords ‘medical errors’, errors in medicine, and its cost to human lives as well as its effect on healthcare providers and reporting systems. Results Medication errors and Diagnosis errors comprise a majority of medical errors. However, a lack of data, an overlap in the definition of medical error, and the absence of standardized nomenclature have led to difficulty in the evaluation and analysis of data related to medical error. The remedial measures vary from one setting to another, however efficient reporting and clinical audits can help prevent medical errors. Conclusion Medical error is an effect arising out of patient care that can be harmful and fatal to the patients. This results in the failure of an action plan to be implemented for treating a disease. Both patients and healthcare providers are affected. Effective dialogue between the two,, clinical audits ,a support system for healthcare providers and open disclosure policy by the service provider are some effective measures to consider. KEYWORDS: Medical error, Impact on healthcare provide, Solutions on preventing error, Role of reporting and clinical audit