30 Jan 2012
We work in a system where errors happen everyday, Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine's culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.
We work in a system where errors happen everyday, where one in ten medications given in hospitals are either the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, where hospital acquired infections are getting more numerous, causing havoc and death, says Goldman.