TITLE

Use proven strategies for error disclosure to patients

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Healthcare Benchmarks & Quality Improvement;Sep2008, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p94
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the strategies for error disclosure to patients. According to Donald Kennerly, vice president of patient safety and chief safety officer at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas, good communication between the clinical staff and the patient or his family is important. At Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, attending physicians are even required to disclose unanticipated outcomes. The clinical team is expected to inform the patient and the family of what is happening and what is being done.
ACCESSION #
34226896

 

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