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April 22nd, 2010
04:46 PM ET

Preview Clip: 'Chasing Zero: Winning the war on healthcare harm'

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In our Big Interview tonight Anderson talks to Dennis Quaid who has made it his mission to raise awareness about the risks of medical errors. In 2007, his newborn twins almost died as a result of a medical error at a hospital when they were given an accidental overdose of a blood thinner.

Quaid has produced a documentary called “Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm,” which airs on the Discovery Channel on April 24. He hopes that by sharing his story he can help prevent medical accidents from happening to others.

Watch a preview clip of the documentary here...

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  1. Joni

    We will always be at war with healthcare harm as long as we allow healthcare to be defined by pharmaceutical and insurance companies. Decreasing medical intervention and investing in a culture of wellness would create less use of potent pharmaceuticals and invasive procedures.

    Very few people die of alternative treatments – millions heal with them. Yet, when an herb that's used for thousands of years triggers a bad reaction, it's all over the news. Yet, drug companies often warrant a spot in the news for a new product that has an almost 50% chance of being found harmful within 5 years.

    Fair and balanced reporting on more restorative and less toxic treatment modalities would certainly reduce the risk of healthcare harm.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  2. Vicki

    At the age of 50, my sister, was administered intravenously a common antibiotic, gentamican, in such a high dose it is theorized she poisoned herself by the rapid release of toxins in her blood stream. She was admitted to the hospital for a bladder/kidney infection. Negligence led to her death it is surmised.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm |