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Source:  TIME

People accept it as fact: that to err is human. Every misstep is an opportunity to learn and improve.

But when the mistakes are made by doctors, lives can be compromised or even lost. Among malpractice claims, about 30% are due to diagnostic errors, according to a report by Coverys, a malpractice services provider.

“To Err is Human,” a new documentary that’s now available on Amazon and iTunes, explores the tragic outcomes of medical errors and the medical culture that allows them to persist.

The film follows the Sheridans, a family from Boise, Idaho on their journey to understand how two major medical errors befell their family: one that contributed to a case of cerebral palsy, and another that involved a delayed cancer diagnosis and ended in death.

Read the story at TIME.

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