The faces of medical error...from tears to transparency.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Patient Self-Management
- Patient Disclosure
- Provider-Patient Communication
- Logistical Approaches
- Education and Training
- Transparency and Accountability
Setting of Care
This video series uses two real cases of patients who died due to preventable errors after elective surgery to illustrate fundamental concepts in patient safety and provide lessons for patients and families in engaging in their own care. The circumstances leading to the death of Lewis Blackman, one of the patients discussed in this video series, are discussed in more detail in a separate article that analyzes his death as an example of failure to rescue.