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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
L'erreur en médecine ambulatoire: comment l'aborder. [Error in ambulatory medicine: how to deal with it?]
Revue médicale suisse
Medical errors compromise patient safety in ambulatory practice. These errors must be faced in a framework that reduces to a minimum their consequences for the patients. This approach relies on the implementation of a new culture without stigmatization and where errors are disclosed to the patients; this culture implies the build up of a system for reporting errors associated to an in-depth analysis of the system, looking for root causes and insufficient barriers with the aim to fix them. A useful education tool is the "critical situations" meeting during which physicians are encouraged to openly present adverse events and "near misses". Their analysis, with supportive attitude towards involved staff members, allows to reveal systems failures within the institution or the private practice.
Adult, Ambulatory Care, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Humans, Lateral Medullary Syndrome, Medical Errors, Outpatient Clinics, Hospital, Quality of Health Care, Risk Factors, Risk Management, Safety Management
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