Muddle the patient. There were many cases when the medical staff muddle patients and gave the wrong prescription or incorrect diagnosis.
Wrong prescription. Studies have shown that in the United States there are about a million patients who received incorrect prescriptions for medications or incorrect dosage of drugs. Such negligence can cause serious poisoning, even possible fatal result.
Poor disinfected surgical instruments. Surgery is always a risk, but it is much worse when surgeons use dirty tools. Infection inscribed with such a tool can lead to serious complications and even death.
Incorrect dosage of anesthesia. According to statistics anesthesiologists infrequently make mistakes. Incorrectly calculated the dose of anesthesia, may lead to irreparable consequences.
Transfusion of wrong group blood. It’s quite rare, but very dangerous mistake. Such error can lead to disastrous consequences.
Unintentional removal of the wrong organ or body part. It seems that this should not happen, but unfortunately the doctors make such mistakes. The good news is that such cases are extremely rare.
The wording of misdiagnosis. Unfortunately this type of error may be more common than you think. According to statistics, 10-20% of diagnoses given by physicians are wrong, and can lead to catastrophic consequences. Many people believe that it is necessary to apply to a number of experts to verify the accuracy of diagnosis.
Remained inside the patient’s surgical instruments. Agreeing to the operation it would be desirable to believe that all these stories about the forgotten inside patients tools are really just inventions. But statistics show that it happens in reality, and unfortunately often enough. Doctors forget forceps, scalpels, scissors and even more impressive tools. The worst thing about the forgotten tool, the patient may not know about it for years.