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Patient harm and medical error as threats to the Doctor Identity - a new lens for improving patient safety?

Tito Wheatland, Fiona


Preventable patient harm and medical error occur frequently in health care. Despite the apparent widespread commitment to the “First do no harm” aphorism in medicine, it has proved difficult to get prompt, effective and sustained action to detect and prevent these. The existence of preventable patient harm and medical error has been well established over the past 50 years and its high frequency has been confirmed in many international studies over the past...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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