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Disclosure of adverse events in pediatrics.

McDonnell WM; Altman RL; Bondi SA et al for the Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management; Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Pediatrics. 2016;138(6);e20163215.

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January 11, 2017

McDonnell WM; Altman RL; Bondi SA et al for the Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management; Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Pediatrics. 2016;138(6);e20163215.

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.

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McDonnell WM; Altman RL; Bondi SA et al for the Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management; Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Pediatrics. 2016;138(6);e20163215.