Mistakes ~ NOT "GODS IN WHITE"
Surgical scissors left in stomachs, operations on the wrong knee, prescriptions of uppers instead of downers -- medical error is not just the stuff of fiction. Now a group of German doctors has decided to break a taboo and talk openly about their slip-ups.
The myth of the doctor who will make everything better is not just popular with patients but also useful for doctors. Now, for the first time, a group of German doctors wants to dispel it. The German Coalition for Patient Safety, a non-profit association of health care professionals, institutions and patient organizations, has published a brochure that explains the frequency and range of medical malpractice in Germany… SPIEGEL INTERNATIONAL