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.


Genre

  • Factual
  • Health & Wellbeing

Production Company

    A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20080811 (Radio 4)
  • First repeated 20090529 (Radio 4)

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