Error reporting lacking in medical centers

Silver, Samuel
March 2008
Hem/Onc Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p50
This article discusses findings of a survey which revealed that few faculty and resident physicians in the U.S. may actually be reporting mistakes. The survey involved several resident physicians and faculty members from three medical centers in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest areas of the U.S. Examples of questions asked included the occurrences of mistakes that resulted in prolonged treatment, discomfort, disability or death, and whether or not their mistakes were reported.


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