TITLE

Disclosing medical errors to patients: a status report in 2007

AUTHOR(S)
Levinson, Wendy; Gallagher, Thomas H.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/31/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 3, p265
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author explains why physicians and health care institutions in Canada should support disclosure of harmful errors. He discusses the ethical and practical reasons for diclosing errors and the recent changes that support disclosure. He also highlights the "disclosure gap" between what patients want and what health care professionals commonly provide after an error has occurred.
ACCESSION #
25809247

 

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