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Journal Article

Doctors' experiences of adverse events in secondary care: the professional and personal impact.

Harrison R, Lawton R, Stewart K. Clinical medicine (London, England). 2014;14:585-90.

According to this survey study, physicians involved in adverse events experience personal and professional harm, and existing reporting practices are not helpful. These findings suggest that despite prior work, systems to address physician needs remain inadequate. Dr. Albert Wu discussed the second victim phenomenon in a past AHRQ WebM&M interview.