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Charles Vincent, PhD; October 2003
Trusting his memory more than the chart, a surgeon directs a resident to remove the wrong side on a patient with unilateral vulvar cancer.
Journal Article > Commentary
Gallagher TH. JAMA. 2009;302:669-677.
This case presentation describes a wrong-site surgery incident, provides perspectives from the patient, clinician, and includes reader responses to the case.
Saul S. New York Times. July 19, 2010;A1.
This newspaper article investigates diagnostic errors in breast cancer through the story of a patient who was misdiagnosed. Concern about the accuracy of pathology for early stages of disease and ductal carcinoma in situ has experts debating the best mechanisms to ensure competency and reliability in this field.
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Starling J 3rd, Coldiron BM. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;65:807-810.
Cullen A. Uitgeverij van Brug: The Hague, The Netherlands; 2019. ISBN: 9789065232236.
Patient stories offer important insights regarding the impact medical errors have on patients and their families. This book shares the author's experience with medical error and spotlights how lack of transparency in European health care can contribute to avoidable process failures that result in patient harm.