Higher error in certain groups?

Hoffer, Edward P.,M.D. EHOFFER at MGH.HARVARD.EDU
Sun Sep 28 22:07:55 UTC 2014


Anecdotes abound - doctors and nurses caring for health care professionals, particularly those they know and/or who work at their institution, often cut corners or avoid unpleasant procedures. While this is intended as kindness, it often means appropriate care is withheld.

Whether anecdotes truly reflect reality, I have no way of knowing.

Ed

Edward P Hoffer MD, FACP

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Robert,

That is an interesting idea. How would it work?

I suspect that HCPs are simply more likely to detect errors than less (health-care-) educated patients. I'd be interested in data, though, or a plan to gather the evidence.

Terry Graedon, PhD
The People's Pharmacy

On Sep 26, 2014, at 10:46 PM, Robert Bell <rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET> wrote:

> I have the idea that HCPs, particularly physicians, are more like to be exposed to errors in medicine when they are patients.
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> Is there any truth to this and, also are there other groups of patients that are more likely to be involved in errors when patients?
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