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Saturday, February 10, 2007

I Confess! Now Tell the World: Medication error reporting

Makers of electronic incident reporting systems tout the efficiency of the electronic reporting of medical errors. Yes, paper can be inefficient--that's part of the ugly beauty of it. Nurses and doctors already are reluctant to formally report their errors, often with good reason, and currently do not report the vast majority of medical errors. How many of them would suddenly choose to report their tragic mistakes electronically, when that becomes possible?!

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