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How might patient data be released in error? What can a clinician do to avoid such errors? Give examples you might encounter. Original please

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Patient data may be released in error, when un-authorized individuals gain access to a healthcare organizations patient database. Patient data may also be released in error, if patient data is requested by an authorized and pertinent healthcare ...

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Medical Errors: The Scope of the Problem

The November 1999 report of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), entitled, To Error is Human: Building a safer Health System, focused a great deal of attention on the issue of medical errors and patient safety. The report indicated that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in hospitals each year as the result of medical errors.

Using the lower estimate, this would make medical errors the eighth leading cause of death in this country higher than motor vehicle accidents (43,458), breast cancer (42,297), or AIDS (16,516). About 7,000 people per year are estimated to die from medication errors alone about 16 percent more deaths than the number attributable to work-related injuries.

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