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Journal Article

When clinicians drop out and start over after adverse events.

Rodriquez J, Scott SD. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2018;44:137-145.

Clinicians who experience emotional distress after adverse events or medical errors are referred to as second victims. Researchers surveyed health care providers whose career choices were impacted by involvement in an adverse event. In keeping with prior research, respondents reported a lack of support after the event.