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Decision Making For Medical Practice

A medical mistake is made and someone gets hurt. Is the individual worker involved responsible for it, or the organization? Why?

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Medical mistake is a big issue in health care today. In 1999, a report was released from the Institure of Medicine stating that medical errors contribute to the deaths of over 44,000 to 98,000 hospitalized patients each year. It also indicated that more patients die each year from adverse events associated with health care than automobile accidents. The number of deaths from a medical mistake far surpassed from the number of deaths related to breast cancer. The Institute of Medicine has reported that about "90% of medical errors result from failures in the system and are not the blame of individuals." (1) However, I believe that the medical mistake is the fault of the individual involved , and not the organization. There are two reasons why the medical professional is responsible for the medical errors: ...

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A medical mistake is a big issue in health care today. In 1999, a report was released from the Institute of Medicine stating that medical errors contribute to the deaths of over 44,000 to 98,000 hospitalized patients each year. It also indicated that more patients die each year from adverse events associated with health care than automobile accidents. Medical mistakes is the fault of the individual and not the organization because of malpractice.

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