American Neurotology Society Scientific Program. New Orleans, Louisiana (USA), 1995/09.
Practicing medicine successfully requires that errors in diagnosis and treatment be minimized.
Malpractice laws encourage litigators to ascribe all medical errors to incompetence and negligence.
There are, however, many other causes of unintended outcomes.
This article describes common causes of errors and suggests ways to minimize mistakes in otologic practice.
Widespread dissemination of knowledge about common errors and their precursors can reduce the incidence of their occurrence.
Consequently, laws should be passed to allow for a system of non-punitive, confidential reporting oferrors and « near misses » that can be shared by physicians nationwide.
Mots-clés Pascal : Oreille pathologie, Diagnostic erreur, Médecin, Rectification, Législation, Expérience, Homme, ORL pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ear disease, Error diagnostic, Physician, Rectification, Legislation, Experience, Human, ENT disease
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Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 21/05/1997.