Study Conclusion: The study found a small number of medical errors resolved by claims that were disclosed and/or apologized for. Among these errors, disclosure and apology had no impact on medical malpractice litigation.
Citation for the Full-text Article
Giraldo P, Sato L, Castells X. The Impact of incident disclosure behaviors on medical malpractice claims. Journal of Patient Safety. June 2017 [Published Ahead of Print].
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