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To Err is Human

Phil Hammond explores the consequences of human error in the medical profession. Contributors include health minister Lord Darzi and chief medical officer Liam Donaldson.

Phil Hammond explores human error in the medical profession. Thousands of patients die each year because doctors and nurses, although technically skilled, are not alert to the risk of a potentially life-threatening mistake. Airline pilot Martin Bromiley, whose wife was a victim of such an error, talks about his experience.

Contributors include health minister Lord Darzi, chief medical officer Liam Donaldson and American surgeon Atul Gawande.

A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

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Fri 29 May 2009 11:00