Researchers at Johns Hopkins University (Makary & Daniel, 2016) found that at the time of their study, medical errors accounted for the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medication errors are included in this. In Module 2 we explored individual liability. Here we will examine organizational liability.
Makary, M. & Daniel, M. (2016) Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US. BMJ, 353
Capazzola, D. D. (2016). Medication mix-up leaves 51-year-old patient with permanent brain damage after heart surgery. Healthcare Risk Management, 38(1) Retrieved from Trident Online Library.
Read the article above by Capazzola. After reviewing this, other background readings, and doing independent research, address the following: