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Physicians Coping after a Medical Error

  • May 2, 2011

In KevinMD the CRICO Patient Safety Education Program Director, Jock Hoffman, discusses how to cope when there has been a medical error.


A failed treatment, a surgical complication, a medical error, a patient death. When the going gets tough, even the toughest clinicians should get help.

Read the KevinMD blog's fulltext:  Physicians coping after a medical error