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Patients' perception of types of errors in palliative care—results from a qualitative interview study.

Kiesewetter I, Schulz C, Bausewein C, et al. BMC palliative care. 2016;15:75.

Adverse events in palliative care differ from those in other environments. This qualitative interview study of patients who received palliative care identified errors specific to this setting, including deviation from a patient's advance directive and error in prognosis. A recent WebM&M commentary discussed challenges to implementing advance directives.