How Do Other Hospitals Deal with Medical Errors?
The patient was accidentally injected with the wrong medicine. She went into cardiac arrest and barely survived. The hospital admitted its mistake, paid the patients' bills, and changed its protocol on labeling medicine. That's what one hospital did in Chicago - and that's the standard procedure when doctors make mistakes. Should we adopt that program here in Las Vegas? What's keeping us from doing so? And would it lower the over 3600 cases of patient harm reported in Las Vegas hospitals? Marshall Allen of the Las Vegas Sun flew around the country looking at how other hospitals operate. Doctors and hospital administrators tell us what they do in Chicago and Rhode Island - and whether it can work here in Las Vegas.