One thing that is interesting to know about is when doctors understand their mistakes and confess to them. Admitting to making serious or fatal errors is not easy, but it can help people learn from the mistakes that were made.
One question that has been coming up more frequently as time goes on is whether or not doctors and hospitals should apologize for making medical errors. People are raised to apologize when they do something wrong. It's called taking responsibility.
One of the things all patients want is to know that a hospital is clean. It is a hospital's responsibility to clean as best as possible to prevent the spread of infection. It isn't just surfaces that have to be cleaned; medical equipment, beds, sheets, sinks and other items all have to be cleaned regularly and with the right cleaning supplies.
Patients going to the hospital or an outpatient facility for routine surgery aren't expecting to die on the table. Their families believe they'll be home in just a few hours and recovering safely. Sadly, that doesn't always happen. Mistakes can be made, and when they happen, patients could lose their lives.