Friday, May 30, 2008


Title: Deadly Errors

Author: Allen Wyler

Publisher: Tor

Copyright: 2005

ISBN: 9978-0-7653-5167-8

Series or stand-alone: Stand-alone

Setting: Seattle, WA

1st Sentence:

Seattle - In a statement issued today, Maynard Medical Center CEO Arthur Benson reported a twentyfold decrease in medical errors since becoming a beta test site for the highly touted Med-InDX electronic medical record (EMR).


I won this book in a contest by the author, who was new to me. In this book the Maynard Medical Center has implemented a new software to keep track of their records. A huge problem is a computer glitch is causing people to die for unknown reasons and Tyler Mathews, a neurosurgeon, who was framed and fired before is now sticking his nose into a slippery business and it could very well get him more than fired -- it could just get him dead.

I enjoyed this medical thriller greatly -- except for the realism. With a pending surgery, this was just a little tooooo real for me and I'm going to have to probably hold off on the medical suspense books until I come through with flying colors. With hospitals computerized thesedays, it sent a shiver right down my spine.

I do have to say however, that I received a nice email from Mr. Wyler regarding my comments on one of the list-servs I belong to regarding this book and he said that he took a lot of liberties and that I shouldn't be worried about my own surgery.

Yeah. Okay.

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