The Sorry Works! Coalition, PO Box 531, Glen Carbon, IL 62034.
Sorry Works! supports a full-disclosure approach to medical errors. They encourage doctors and their insurers to be honest when mistakes happen, offer apologies, and provide compensation up-front to patients and their attorneys to minimize litigation resulting from human error in medicine.
Always having to say you're sorry: an ethical response to making mistakes in professional practice.
Crigger NJ. Nurs Ethics. 2004;11:568-576.
Does full disclosure of medical errors affect malpractice liability? The jury is still out.
Kachalia A, Shojania KG, Hofer TP, Piotrowski M, Saint S. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2003;29:503-511.
Patients' and physicians' attitudes regarding the disclosure of medical errors.
Gallagher TH, Waterman AD, Ebers AG, Fraser VJ, Levinson W. JAMA. 2003;289:1001-1007.
Disclosure of unanticipated events: the next step in better communication with patients (part 1 of 3).
Chicago, IL: American Society of Healthcare Risk Management; 2003.
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