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Descriptor English:   Medical Errors 
Descriptor Spanish:   Errores Médicos 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Erros Médicos 
Synonyms English:   Commission Medical Error
Commission Medical Errors
Critical Incident, Medical
Critical Incidents, Medical
Critical Medical Incident
Critical Medical Incidents
Error, Medical
Error, Surgical
Error, Wrong-Procedure
Errors, Medical
Errors, Surgical
Errors, Wrong-Procedure
Event, Never
Events, Never
Incident, Critical Medical
Incident, Medical Critical
Incidents, Critical Medical
Incidents, Medical Critical
Medical Critical Incident
Medical Critical Incidents
Medical Error
Medical Error of Commission
Medical Error of Omission
Medical Errors of Commission
Medical Errors of Omission
Medical Incident, Critical
Medical Incidents, Critical
Medical Mistake
Medical Mistakes
Mistake, Medical
Mistakes, Medical
Never Event
Never Events
Omission Medical Error
Omission Medical Errors
Surgeries, Wrong-Patient
Surgeries, Wrong-Site
Surgery, Wrong-Patient
Surgery, Wrong-Site
Surgical Error
Surgical Errors
Wrong Patient Surgery
Wrong Procedure Errors
Wrong Site Surgery
Wrong-Patient Surgeries
Wrong-Patient Surgery
Wrong-Procedure Error
Wrong-Procedure Errors
Wrong-Site Surgeries
Wrong-Site Surgery  
Tree Number:   N02.421.450
Definition English:   Errors or mistakes committed by health professionals which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in diagnosis (DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS), errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of surgical procedures, in the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings. Medical errors are differentiated from MALPRACTICE in that the former are regarded as honest mistakes or accidents while the latter is the result of negligence, reprehensible ignorance, or criminal intent. 
Indexing Annotation English:   coordinate with specific disease or procedure; do not confuse with MALPRACTICE
See Related English:   Iatrogenic Disease
Patient Harm
History Note English:   97 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects CL classification
EC economics ES ethics
HI history LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality NU nursing
PC prevention & control PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data TD trends
VE veterinary  
Record Number:   33121 
Unique Identifier:   D019300 

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