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Reforming the Medical Liability System in Massachusetts Communication Apology and Resolution (CARe)

  • August 1, 2017

Kenneth E. Sands was senior vice president at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at the time he received a CRICO Grant for work that appeared August 2017 in The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) publication, “Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability.”


Dr. Sands co-authored the publication’s prologue and the section, “Reforming the Medical Liability System in Massachusetts: Communication, Apology, and Resolution (CARe).”

Citations for Full-Text

Sands EF, Woodward AC, Van Niel MB. Reforming the Medical Liability System in Massachusetts: Communication, Apology, and Resolution (CARe). Content last reviewed August 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. 

Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability. Battles J, Azam I, Grady M, and Reback K, Eds. AHRQ Publication No. 17-0017. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2017.