Letters Medical error

We need to develop wider vision to reduce errors

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1500 (Published 03 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1500
  1. Alan Murray, clinical director, professor of cardiovascular physics1
  1. 1Regional Medical Physics, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN
  1. alan.murray{at}ncl.ac.uk

    A recent BBC radio programme highlighted the case of an airline pilot’s wife who died unexpectedly during surgery. The pilot was surprised by the lack of seriousness in investigating the incident. In his review of the programme, Ferner remarked on the many …

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