Delivering safe health care : safety is a patient ’ s right and the obligation of all health professionals *

@inproceedings{Wilcock2001DeliveringSH,
  title={Delivering safe health care : safety is a patient ’ s right and the obligation of all health professionals *},
  author={Peter R. Wilcock and Eloise C.J. Carr},
  year={2001}
}
One fundamental guarantee that we cannot give our patients is that faults and errors in the healthcare system won’t harm them. Of course, health care is by its nature risky. Not everyone undergoing surgery for an aortic aneurysm survives. Many interventions carry risks. But these risks are mostly small and usually quantifiable. Ideally, patients understand the possible risks and benefits before choosing to undergo a procedure. For some patients these are diYcult decisions. Although healthcare… CONTINUE READING

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