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3 Oct. 2000
The Usual Suspects
Looks at how personal responsibility is the professions' greatest burden. A group of doctors has set out to revolutionise understanding of why medical mistakes occur, Our instinctive response, in the light of sensational cases, is to search for the guilty, but systems analysis reveals that many factors work together to result in error and it is rarely one doctor who is at fault. Contributions include David Upton, former President of the American Society of Anaesthesiology.
 
17 Oct. 2000
Beyond Blame
With new research showing that each year in Britain there are an estimated 320,00 medical mistakes, the film looks at how medical errors can be minimised and even avoided, offering practical methods of detecting potential mistakes before they occur and looking at the benefits of sharing information not only with other medics but also with patients.
 

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