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The current entries cover medication errors, delayed diagnoses, incorrect use of an intravenous line, and other problems that harmed, or could have harmed, a patient. Each article describes an error, how it came to light, and the steps taken to prevent it from happening again. When possible, it also includes comments from the patient who was on the receiving end of the error, and possibly his or her family members. The patient story is pivotal because it lets care providers understand how mistakes affect the lives of patients and their family members.

Take, for example, the story of a delayed cancer diagnosis in an 85-year-old woman who was being followed for a seemingly benign growth in one of her lungs. Her primary care physician asked her to have an X-ray to check the nodule. It showed suspicious growth, so the woman had a CT scan to better assess the growth.

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