Choosing your words carefully: How physicians would disclose harmful medical errors to patients

Gallagher TH, Garbutt JM, Waterman AD, et al. Choosing your words carefully: How physicians would disclose harmful medical errors to patients. Archives of Internal Medicine. Aug 2006;166(15):1585-1593.

A gap exists between patients' desire to be told about medical errors and present practice. Little is known about how physicians approach disclosure. The objective of this study was to describe how physicians disclose errors to patients.

 

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