A new report, Talking With Patients About Other Clinicians' Errors, in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the frequency that doctors observe mistakes other practitioners make and their failure to disclose these errors. There are a variety of reasons that a doctor might not report a physician error, but the result of failing to do so is often bad for patients.
Ohio residents preparing for surgery may have a lot on their minds. Few consider that a surgeon might leave an object in their body, an object that can cause infection, pain and eventually another surgery. Worse, sometimes a patient may even die due to this form of medical negligence. Between 2005 and 2012, a new report claims, 772 tools were left in patients and 16 people died from the effects.