Medical Error

May 13, 2016

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A recent study named medical error as the nation's third leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. What does "medical error" include? It can include giving someone the wrong medicine to diagnosing symptoms incorrectly. How can our medical systems try to avoid mistakes and improve outcomes for patients?

Guests:

Steven Michaud, President, Maine Hospital Association

Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH, FAAP, Vice President for Clinical Affairs, Director Center for Excellence in Health Innovation, University of New England (UNE)

Lisa M Letourneau, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Maine Quality Counts