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Disclosure of errors in surgical procedures.

Ryan M, Mekel M, Sinha MS. UptoDate. November 30, 2021

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February 2, 2022

Ryan M, Mekel M, Sinha MS. UptoDate. November 30, 2021

Error disclosure is fundamental to addressing harm and psychological distress after medical error. This review highlights issues associated with surgical error disclosure. It summarizes literature covering legal and ethical issues, honest apology, and skill development to ensure apology communications are effective.