Q: What scares doctors? A: Being the patient.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Error Analysis
- Provider-Patient Communication
- Culture of Safety
- Patient Education
- Electronic Health Records
- Health Care Providers
- Health Care Executives and Administrators
- Non-Health Care Professionals
This article takes an unusual look at the problem of medical errors: the perspective of physicians when they or a loved one is the patient. Even physicians well versed in the safety field find that they have relatively little control over the hospital environment and few ways to make their care safer. As the cover piece of Time magazine, this article is likely to generate considerable public discussion.