Legislation/Regulation
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Disclosure of adverse events in pediatrics.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEEONMEDICALLIABILITYANDRISK, SAFETY COUNCILONQUALITYIMPROVEMENTANDPATIENT. Pediatrics. 2016;138.

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.