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Books, Journals, New Media
November 12, 2003


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(18):2486-2487. doi:10.1001/jama.290.18.2486

Concern about medical errors and bad outcomes is at fever pitch. The Institute of Medicine's 2000 report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, used a health care systems' approach to consider why mistakes happen and how they might be prevented. There is a ferocious fight about legislation to cap compensation for the noneconomic damages of medical errors. Ethicists are forging a duty to disclose errors. The media have prominently covered cases involving mismatched organs and the mistaken excision of healthy organs. With so many voices from organized medicine, Congress, bioethics, and the media, one might wonder what another book can bring to this discussion.

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