After the Error

After the Error

Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives

Book - 2013
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Perseus Publishing
Moving stories underline serious issues with medical errors and empower patients Medical errors kill 24,000 Canadians each year, adversely affect hundreds of thousands, and cost close to two billion dollars. Victims of medical errors and their families who speak out often do so at considerable emotional, psychological, and financial expense. But their willingness to share their harrowing stories has helped to lay the foundation for numerous patient safety programs and continues to identify problems, provide solutions, and raise awareness. After the Error is a collection of true stories from across Canada, and the first book anywhere to recognize what patients affected by medical errors, their families, and immediate healthcare providers have done to prevent others from enduring similar experiences.


Independent Publishing Group

In a series of true stories from across Canada, this collection seeks to point out the considerable human toll that medical errors cause. Victims of medical errors and their families who speak out often do so at considerable emotional, psychological, and financial expense. But their willingness to share their harrowing stories has helped to lay the foundation for numerous patient safety programs and continues to identify problems, provide solutions, and raise awareness. These emotional and moving stories underline serious issues with medical errors while empowering patients.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Ecw Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781770411104
1770411100
Characteristics: xiv, 254 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wyndham, Robin

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