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Disclosure of Errors Not Documented - Even if Patient Seriously Harmed

  • December 1, 2017

Medical errors or apologies were infrequently documented even if patients were seriously harmed, found a recent study, which was highlighted in the December issue of the Medical Ethics Advisor (MEA). CRICO’s SVP and CMO Luke Sato, co-author of the study, was interviewed for the MEA article. 


“Every error should be evaluated for whether it needs to be disclosed,” said Dr. Sato, adding, “The nuances are challenging. We are currently learning how best to do it.”  As an example of the tremendous recent local efforts surrounding reporting and apologies, Dr. Sato cited Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Kusterbeck S. Disclosure of Errors Not Documented — Even if Patient Seriously Harmed. Medical Ethics Advisor. December 1, 2017; 136-137.

 

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