MeSH Descriptor
Source: MeSH 2021 deskriptory
Main Heading
chybná zdravotní péče
English Heading
Medical Errors
záměna stran při operaci
chirurgie - chyby
lékařské omyly
medicínské omyly
Medical Errors of Omission [T000870873]
Medical Error of Omission [T000870874]
Wrong-Patient Surgery [T000870975]
Wrong-Procedure Errors [T000870976]
Wrong-Site Surgery [T000870977]
Never Event [T000871011]
Medical Error of Commission [T000871961]
Medical Errors of Commission [T000871962]
Critical Incidents, Medical [T000871963]
Critical Medical Incidents [T000873369]
Errors, Surgical [T057494]
Surgical Error [T057495]
Surgical Errors [T057496]
Errors, Medical [T057497]
Medical Mistake [T057499]
Mistake, Medical [T057500]
Mistakes, Medical [T057501]
Medical Mistakes [T057502]
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Errors or mistakes committed by health professionals which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in diagnosis (DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS), errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of surgical procedures, in the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings. Medical errors are differentiated from MALPRACTICE in that the former are regarded as honest mistakes or accidents while the latter is the result of negligence, reprehensible ignorance, or criminal intent.
Other Concepts
coordinate with specific disease or procedure; do not confuse with MALPRACTICE
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