When we do harm : a doctor confronts medical error / Danielle Ofri.
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|Crawford County Library-Recklein Memorial-Cuba||610.28 OFR (Text)||33431000482941||New Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780807037881
- ISBN: 0807037885
- Physical Description: 262 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Jumbo jets crashing -- A sea of uncertainty -- Making -- or missing -- the diagnosis -- The fever -- Diagnostic thinking -- The descent -- For the record -- The human consequences -- On the clock -- What you see -- I'll see you in court -- Is there a better way? -- Looking for answers -- Bringing along our brains -- The reckoning -- So what's a patient to do? -- Getting it right.
"Physician and author Danielle Ofri investigates how medical error could be killing 10% of patients and causing 33% of hospital deaths. These stories ask us to reconsider what happens when the medical system does us harm"-- Provided by publisher.
Medical science has made enormous strides in decreasing mortality and suffering, but there is no doubt that treatment can also sometimes cause harm. Ofri places the issues of medical error and patient safety front and center in our national healthcare conversation. She explores the diagnostic, systemic, and cognitive causes of medical error., and advocates for strategic use of concrete safety interventions such as checklists and improvements to the electronic medical record, while focusing focuses on the full-scale cultural and cognitive shifts required to make a meaningful dent in medical error. -- adapted from jacket
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