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The spectrum of harm associated with modern medicine.

Schattner A. The spectrum of harm associated with modern medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2022;37(3):664-667. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06997-x.

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April 6, 2022
Schattner A. J Gen Intern Med. 2022;37(3):664-667.

Interest in harm resulting from medical care and patient safety has evolved over several decades. This commentary discusses changes in medical harm over time and shares five areas of focus to drive improvement: time constraints, increased care options, information technology, knowledge complexity, and patient change.

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Schattner A. The spectrum of harm associated with modern medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2022;37(3):664-667. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06997-x.