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Colin P. West, MD, PhD; January 2008
An elderly man with COPD and end-stage congestive heart failure was admitted for increasing shortness of breath, due to a pleural effusion. A resident performed a thoracentesis on the wrong side, and the patient developed a pneumothorax and died. The resident disclosed the error but was devastated.
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The influence of the causes and contexts of medical errors on emergency medicine residents' responses to their errors: an exploration.
Hobgood C, Hevia A, Tamayo-Sarver JH, Weiner B, Riviello R. Acad Med. 2005;80:758-764.
The authors surveyed emergency medicine residents to determine their emotional response to making medical mistakes. The authors suggest improvements in morbidity and mortality conferences and institutional environments that engender defensive medical practices.