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Types of procedural errors

What is the difference between a surgical error and a procedural error, and what causes a procedural error? A procedural error during surgery may happen, for instance, when a preoperative checklist is not followed. However, medical procedure errors can occur in a wide range of healthcare procedures, and may stem from anything from miscommunication to incomplete charts.

 

In 1999, the Committee on Quality of Health Care in America defined a medical error as “The failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim. Errors can include problems in practice, products, procedures and systems.”

 

In hospitals and other healthcare settings, procedures are in place for everything from taking patient information and administering medications to monitoring a patient’s condition and responding to emergencies. Procedural errors that commonly lead to serious harm include:

 

  • Failure to capture information regarding patient prescriptions, allergies and medical conditions
  • Failure to accurately note times when medication was dispensed
  • Failure to report changes in a patient’s condition
  • Failure to respond to an emergency in a timely manner
  • In short, failure to follow procedures designed to protect patients and ensure their safety and well-being

 

 

Contact the Franklin Law Group to discuss your procedural error cases

 

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Franklin Law Group, PSC

505 West Ormsby Avenue

Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Tel: 1-502-637-6000

Fax: 1-502-637-1413