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 Dates

  • 20080811 (Radio 4)
  • 20090529 (Radio 4)