What's on the web? Medical errors
- By: Susmita Barman
To err is human, the old adage goes, but when an error leads to death, the ancient wisdom is difficult to digest. Medical mistakes are nearly impossible to forgive or forget. Although everyone involved in the tragedy feels it, often the doctor has to bear the brunt.
Visit www.wrongdiagnosis.com for one of the most comprehensive guides to medical mistakes on the web. It focuses on common medical errors of more than 1200 diseases and 300 symptoms. The site includes a quick searchable database and detailed premium about common mistakes. The alphabetical disease list along with all possible symptoms can help cut down confusion, and underdiagnosis or overdiagnosis are highlighted.
Medical students may make mistakes because we are neither confident nor quick witted enough to apply our vast newfound knowledge. To help us in critical situations, Jason and Charlotte Maude set up www.isabel.org.uk instead of suing the doctors responsible for their