Friday, January 4, 2008

More on Medical Error Mea Culpas

This New York Times article written by Sandeep Jauhar, MD, is a personal account of a case trying to diagnose a man's chest pains. In the end he misses the diagnosis, but the patient keeps him as his cardiologist for his personal attention. It presents the physician's side of the medical error situation. Read Explain a Medical Error? Sure. Apologize Too? and if you want more of this personal story, look for the book — Sandeep Jauhar's memoir, “Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation,” goes on sale this month from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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