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

Antonio Dajer tonydajer at AOL.COM
Fri Jan 25 23:01:32 UTC 2019


Tom,
   Completely agree! We stifle the feedback loop and no one learns.
Dying to hear your theory if cause is not $$ or plaintiff bar.
Tony Dajer
    

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> On Jan 25, 2019, at 4:19 PM, Tom Benzoni <benzonit at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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/
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>>  
>> 
>> Sue
>> 
>> Sue Sheridan MIM, MBA, DHL
>> 
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>> 
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