Awareness and prevention of error in clinical decision-making.

@article{Thompson2004AwarenessAP,
  title={Awareness and prevention of error in clinical decision-making.},
  author={Carl Thompson and Dawn Dowding},
  journal={Nursing times},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 23},
  pages={40-3}
}
The risk of errors in the planning and delivery of health care is an inescapable feature of clinical practice for which health providers have developed sophisticated defences. However, errors still occur. This paper, the final in a four-part series on nurses' decision-making and judgement, illustrates some common pitfalls facing clinicians who have to make… CONTINUE READING