Everyone makes mistakes. Chances are, there's not one person reading this who hasn't committed an error at work. However, when most employees make a mistake, it means an order doesn't go out on time or a presentation doesn't go over as well as it should have. When an error at work can mean the difference between life and death or permanent disability, there's a higher responsibility to get things right. That's the case for doctors every day. If they make a medical error, their patient could die.