Surviving Healthcare Today

Surviving Healthcare Today: Awareness of Other Preventable Medical Errors

December 12, 201650 min
Guest: Joni Aldrich, author, speaker, talk radio host, and cancer and patient safety advocate. Preventable medical errors are not only tragic for the patients who die; they are a shocking reality for their family who are left behind stunned and grieving. "We met with a family on the evening after the funeral services for their mother. On a night where they should have been sharing memories, we were talking about 'what went wrong?' in their mother’s care that lead to a series of healthcare failures that had cost her life. Two different medical facilities were involved—the hospital that did the surgery and saw her first in the emergency room, and the hospital closer to her home where she was admitted the day that she died." Host: Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.org.

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