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Conditions that produce medical errors




According to Sollecito& Johnson (2013), ?Organizations do not suddenly start making mistakes. They tend to slide imperceptibly into a set of conditions that produce medical errors? (p. 327). After completing this week?s reading discuss this concept as it relates to quality patient outcomes. Answer the following questions;a.;In your opinion, do you believe that errors in the hospital setting are inevitable? Why or why not?;b. If the most frequent type of error is omitting a step in delivering care (Sollecito& Johnson, 2013, p. 312), would it be better to focus on the individual who omitted the step or the system in which they work? Explain your answer.;c. What role could being a ?learning organization? play in reducing errors?;DQ_2;Disclosure and Litigation;Complete the week?s reading and view the Safe Patient Project video aboutLinda: Katy, TX, then answer the following questions;a. What was the error(s) in the case presented in the video?;b. Why do you think the error(s) happened? What might the contributing factor(s) be in this situation?;c. Imagine you are this patient's physician and are meeting with the family member to describe what happened. How would you communicate the error?;d. Do you believe there is a link between how the error was disclosed and the actions the family member took afterward? Explain your answer.


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