Hospitals have a phrase they use to describe their mistakes. It’s “preventable patient harm.”
That doesn’t sound so terrible.
But here’s what it really means:
- A woman underwent genetic testing and was told she was at high risk for developing the type of cancer that killed her mother. So she had preventive surgery. Her breasts, ovaries, and uterus were removed.
Follow-up tests revealed that her doctor had read her genetic test wrong.… Read More