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.
- 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
MMS Member Physicians:
Nonmember Physicians: $22
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60
CME Credit: 1 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credit™, risk management study
The Massachusetts Medical
Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of
their participation in the activity.
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 the Lawyers
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.
A score of 70% or higher is
required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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