This lecture can be applied toward the 8 C.E. credits required for the NCMIC 5% discount.
Over the last twenty years, medical errors have continued to be a significant cause of death in the United States. Medical errors increase expenses in additional patient care and possible litigation costs, devastating the patient, family, doctors, and staff. Doctors must contend with the stress of family life, running a practice, and administrative duties, which increase the likelihood of errors. The goal of the course is to provide an overview of the problem of medical errors, factors contributing to the occurrence of these errors, and steps that can be taken to reduce medical errors in key care settings.