Medical Mistakes: Learning to Steer Clear of the Common Ones

Medical Mistakes: Learning to Steer Clear of the Common Ones

 Medical errors in the ambulatory environment can be complex with multiple breakdowns in the system, particularly diagnostic errors.  As patient caseloads continue to increase along with many regulatory demands on practicing physicians, it can be challenging to identify risk areas for potential medical errors.  This CME activity raises awareness for the most common errors, many of which are system and process-based, and outlines potential strategies a physician can implement to minimize risk.

Learning Objectives

  • Cite the eight most common medical mistakes that may lead to litigation
  • Describe strategies that may prevent the most prevalent medical mistakes
  • Explore best practices for office policies and medical record documentation to help mitigate risk.

Course Fees
MMS Member Physicians: $12
Nonmember Physicians: $22
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format:  Text

CME Credit:
 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and
policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint 
providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Lawyers Weekly, Inc., publisher of Massachusetts Medical Law Report. The 
Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: August 28, 2011
Review Date: August 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Termination Date: August 28, 2018

System Requirements

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
Most modern browsers including:
IE8,9,10
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+
Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


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