Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, ranging from incomplete diagnoses to administration of the wrong drug to the wrong patient. "To err is to human" is a saying often associated with medical errors, and disclosing these errors and taking preventative measures has risen. There are many misconceptions surrounding medical errors - that doctors that make mistakes are inept or that an adverse event is due to an error.
How do you view medical errors? How do you believe they can be reduced?