A couple of questions

ROBERT M BELL rmsbell200 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Nov 30 23:01:30 UTC 2018


A couple of questions.
Other industries appear to have better safety records than healthcare - airline, nuclear come to mind. Have meetings between the airline and healthcare industries ever been held to share problems/issues? What were the results? I would have thought that such meetings, even if only preliminary, would have taken place at some time. Have they?
Also, I have always felt that the stethoscope maybe responsible for many errors in diagnosis. One would guess that there would be error differences, assuming good hearing, in say a medical student, intern, resident, fellow, practicing internist and a cardiologist with 30 years of experience. And with hearing loss things may be worse. Does anyone know of any studies that have been undertaken that confirm this hypothesis?
Robert Bell, M.D.








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