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medical error

med·i·cal er·ror

/ˈmedək(ə)l ˈerər/

Noun

The failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim. Source: Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS, editors. To err is human: building a safer health system. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press; 2000.