Preventing Non-Preventable Risk

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Twitter: @drnic1
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist – #TheIncrementalist

Preventing Medical Errors

On this episode, I am talking with Maria Panagioti, Ph.D., (@MariaPanagiot83) Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester who works in the Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Center under the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care. Her paper BMJ: Prevalence, severity, and nature of preventable patient harm across medical care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis, (good news this is open access) was published in the BMJ in July 2019 caught my attention especially in the context of the error meme discussion I had with Chadhi Nabhan (@chadinabhan).

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We dig into the concept of “Preventing non-preventable risk”. If you struggle with this phrase as an oxymoron like I did, you need to listen in to hear why it’s not and the importance of this in healthcare going forward. We discuss the overall quantification of harm, how to categorize it and the gaps currently in our understanding of the harm that miss an international perspective and focuses mostly on hospital-based missing Primary care and Psychiatry to include Psychological harm.

Listen in to find out more and to hear her incremental steps to decreasing preventable (and non-preventable) errors that includes changing the culture of medicine to improve collaboration and communication and engaging everyone on the task.

About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.