NEJM: Practicing Physicians and the Public on Medical Errors

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a research paper on Physician and Public attitudes towards medical errors: ‘… Though substantial proportions of the public and practicing physicians report that they have had personal experience with medical errors, neither group has the sense of urgency expressed by many national organizations…’ The study further found that only a minority of physicans were convinced that medical reforms such as computerized order entry, that have been demonstrated to be effective, would work. So much for evidence-based medicine.

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