People make mistakes: what then?

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 16 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1462
  1. Anne Seymour, retired mission doctor
  1. South Shields

    I was eating my supper when the ward servant knocked on the door (the wires of the intercom had been nibbled by rats, and it was not working): “Nurse say, ‘Doctor please come quick.’” So I came and found a distraught nursing aide standing by a diabetic patient who had just come out of a ketoacidotic coma. “Doctor I …

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