Journal Article
Organizational Policy/Guidelines

Disclosure of adverse events in pediatrics.

McDonnell WM; Altman RL; Bondi SA; Fanaroff JM; Narang SK; Oken RL; Rusher JW; Santucci KA; Scibilia JP; Scott SM; Franklin WH; Adirim T; Bundy DG; Ferguson LE; Gleeson SP; Leu M; Mueller BU; Neuspiel DR; Rinke ML; Shiffman RN; Tieder JS; Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management; Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

Open disclosure of errors and adverse events is increasingly encouraged in health care. This policy statement discusses the ethical obligation for pediatricians to notify children and their parents about errors and offers recommendations to help improve disclosure in pediatric care.