Preventing Medical Errors

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1. Healthcare affected by medical errors is ___%.

  a. 12

  b. 23

  c. 32

  d. 42

2. ___% of medical errors are preventable.

  a. 40

  b. 50

  c. 60

  d. 70

3. Preventable Adverse Medical Events are abbreviated as ___.

  a. PADE's

  b. ADE's

  c. ade

  d. pade

4. Among the most common medical errors are ___.

  a. medications

  b. surgery

  c. diagnosis

  d. all 3

5. For drug errors, ___tracking is most effective.

  a. paper-based

  b. oral

  c. computer

  d. dictated

6. Critical care should be given by ___ certified MDs.

  a. critical care

  b. fully

  c. two

  d. three

7. To prevent medical errors, we need a culture of ___.

  a. prevention

  b. safety

  c. cooperation

  d. accuracy

8. Match medical needs with delivery ___.

  a. capacity

  b. willingness

  c. costs

  d. time

9. Use ___ standardized abbreviations.

  a. mainly

  b. no

  c. only

  d. some

10. Facilitate ___ communication.

  a. all

  b. clear

  c. oral

  d. basic

11. Upon admission, and regularly thereafter, evaluate each patient for the risk of ______.

  a. infection

  b. aspiration

  c. disease

  d. getting worse

12. Investigators in a major study discovered that failures at the system level were the real culprits in over ___% of adverse drug events.

  a. 25

  b. 50

  c. 75

  d. 90