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Meisel Z. Slate. November 8, 2005.
In this article, an emergency medicine physician describes the work environment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics and why it is prone to error.
Journal Article > Study
Medical error identification, disclosure, and reporting: do emergency medicine provider groups differ?
Hobgood C, Weiner B, Tamayo-Sarver JH. Acad Emerg Med. 2006;13:443-451.
The investigators had physicians, nurses, and emergency medical technicians review 10 vignettes illustrating error. They found variances between the three groups in identification of error and the likelihood of disclosure and reporting.
Unintended exposure of patient Lisa Norris during radiotherapy treatment at the Beatson Oncology Centre, Glasgow in January 2006.
Johnson AM. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Executive; 2006.
This report shares results and recommendations from the investigation of a radiotherapy overdose. The investigation identified contributing factors such as an inexperienced caregiver, supervision gaps, ineffective double-checks, and the misalignment of system improvements with training and documentation.