Journal Article
Study

Perceptions of preventable medical errors in Alberta, Canada.

Northcott H; Vanderheyden L; Northcott J; Adair C; McBrien-Morrison C; Norton P; Cowell J.

This study surveyed 1500 households and discovered that more than 35% of respondents had experienced a preventable medical error. The same respondents, compared to those without such an experience, believed that errors occurred more frequently and that disclosure was less likely.