High-profile death throws spotlight on error reports

Lett, Dan
April 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/28/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 9, pE21
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the failure of health care officials to disclose the facts that surround the death of a man at Health Sciences Centre's emergency room in Winnipeg, Manitoba due to lack of medical error reporting and investigating system. The incident led critics to question the disclosure policies of Manitoba since a 2005 legislation is preventing investigators from full disclosure of the identity of health workers involved in the case. Other conflicting policies are also highlighted.


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