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Tanya and Phil Barnett.
This Web site includes a video chronicling how an undiagnosed heart condition led to a teenager's death and offers tips for patients to prevent medical errors.
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SIDM Patient Engagement Committee, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. March 2014.
ISMP Canada. SafeMedicationUse Newsletter. December 2, 2014;5:1-2.
This newsletter article describes an incident involving a patient who noticed that the tablets in her prescription refill had a different marking than usual, alerting her that she might have received an incorrect medication which was confirmed by the pharmacist. Tips for patients to avoid medication errors include being familiar with how their medicines look and checking prescriptions before leaving the pharmacy. Practitioners can help prevent these errors by counting and labeling prescriptions one at a time and performing patient consultations.
Carville O. The Star. November 14, 2014.
This news article reports on a case involving a patient who was misdiagnosed with terminal cancer and touches on the psychological impact of diagnostic error on the patient and his family. The potential causes of the mistake include laboratory sample confusion and misinterpretation of biopsy results.
Inside Canada's secret world of medical error: 'There is a lot of lying, there's a lot of cover-up.'
Blackwell T. National Post. January 16, 2015.
Journal Article > Study
Monkman H, Kushniruk AW. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;234:233-237.
Medication management in outpatient settings requires patients to recognize adverse medication effects. This expert review study found that standardized information from a large Canadian retail pharmacy lacked key information about possible adverse effects and drug interactions. The authors suggest that this information gap leads to an urgent and addressable patient safety risk.