practice of Medicine
Disclosure of Unanticipated Events
Since the Institute of Medicine’s To Err is Human was published in 1999, there has been a lot of research done on the effect of the disclosure of medical error and unexpected outcomes to patients and their families. The literature published to date clearly demonstrates that disclosure, transparency and apology decrease the key metrics used to measure the impact upon healthcare providers and …
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