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.

Production Company

    A Ladbroke Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Broadcast Details

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