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What's on the web? Medical errors

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 01 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0312478
  1. Susmita Barman, third year medical student1
  1. 1Calcutta

To err is human, the old adage goes, but when an error leads to death, the ancient wisdom is difficult to digest. Medical mistakes are nearly impossible to forgive or forget. Although everyone involved in the tragedy feels it, often the doctor has to bear the brunt.

Visit for one of the most comprehensive guides to medical mistakes on the web. It focuses on common medical errors of more than 1200 diseases and 300 symptoms. The site includes a quick …

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