Resistance to change: a basis for error in Medicine
Most of the time humans are not happy to change a routine. There is also a feeling of safety when we work with electronic database thinking that, because computer are fast and efficient, we are going to be able to avoid errors. But, even with the best computer tool for data storage and retrieval the human factor is always present.
A patient with a diagnosis of non-hodgkin lymphoma started with a facial herpes spreading to the right eye. The oncologist prescribed an oral antiviral drug but something went wrong…Can you suggest the problem?