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Fillers Medical mishaps

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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 15 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:615
  1. Charles Nduka, specialist registrar in plastic surgery,
  2. Daniel Leff, house officer in plastic surgery
  1. Colchester General Hospital, Essex

    The BMJ has recently focused on the underreporting of adverse events and near misses in the NHS. The clinical review article entitled “Reporting and preventing medical mishaps” (BMJ 2000; 320:759-63) stressed the importance of reporting incidents, as near misses offer numerous benefits over adverse events. In the light of this and …

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