Error reporting lacking in medical centers

Silver, Samuel; Dolinar, Richard; Adams, Stacey; Haigh, Christen; Kalvaitis, Katie
March 2008
Endocrine Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p23
The article reports that the researchers surveyed resident physicians and faculty members from medical centers in the northeast, mid Atlantic and Midwest areas of the U.S., where the staff was asked about occurrences of mistakes and whether or not their mistakes were reported. With 338 participants, 84.3% of participants recognized improvement of quality of care as a result of error reporting, while 54.8% of participants had knowledge about how to report an error.


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