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My story: error in the midst

I have been in the medical world for over 30 years, most of them in the field of Medical Oncology. I try to remember some of the mistakes I have made throughout this time and one of them had a real influence in my search of improving diagnosis. This is the story… Continue reading My story: error in the midst

Diagnostic Error: a cultural problem Dr.Lucian Leape)

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Dr. Leape has enhanced the importance of “respect” in general to improve health care.

He considere The spectrum of Disrespectful Behavior:
A. Overt: disruptive/demeaning Behavior of physicians
B. Covert: Passive resistance: “the major cause of failure of QI and safety projects is a lack of physician participation”.
C. Institutional Disrespect: of workers ( workplace environment,workloads, psychological disrespect) and of patients(sharing decisions,)

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