Doctors Make Mistakes. A New Documentary Explores What Happens When They Do=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=94and_?=How to Fix It

Tom Benzoni benzonit at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 25 21:19:10 UTC 2019


So.
Very interesting.
This article is a great illustration of the schizophrenia we're in.
Might I ask the group to read the headline then the first few paragraphs.
They say diametrically opposite things.
First, that doctors make the mistakes.
Then, systems are a problem.

There is a good reason the system and doctors react this way.
If I am notified of a malpractice suit, I am to immediately shut up. I may
talk to no one but a lawyer. Never the family it the one person. I lose my
insurance coverage if I contact the patient. This includes the services of
a defense lawyer.
Remembering that only the paranoid survive, I follow these instructions, to
the detriment of myself, the patient and family, and the system.
I have a theory why this is so. Money has something to do with it, but I
don't entirely buy that the plaintiff's bar is to blame. That's too
convenient.
This initial fact must change. We are doing an experiment here in Iowa with
CANDOR legislation.
More beatings and public floggings is likely not a good strategy.

Tom b


On Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 12:36 Sue Sheridan <Sue.Sheridan at improvediagnosis.org
wrote:

> All,
>
> Sharing a posting today on Time.com that features a recent release of a
> documentary called  To Err is Human. Note the opening paragraph that
>  references that among malpractice clams, about 30% are due diagnostic
> error.
>
>
>
> Doctors Make Mistakes. A New Documentary Explores What Happens When They
> Do—and How to Fix It
>
> http://time.com/5507319/medical-errors-documentary/
>
>
>
> Sue
>
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>
> Director, Patient Engagement
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