Posted by: drmolly in medical error on
Sep 01, 2010
Pediatricians make mistakes just like everyone else. Luckily most of the mistakes we make don't cause harm, but a recent study showed that a little more than half of the 700 pediatricians surveyed admitted to making a medical error in the previous month. Although the study included doctors in training, I can confirm that even doctors with many years of experience find perfection unattainable.
Most of the mistakes in the study were misdiagnosing a