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Journal Article
Review

The emotional impact of medical error involvement on physicians: a call for leadership and organisational accountability.

Schwappach DL, Boluarte TA. Swiss medical weekly. 2009;139:9-15.

This review analyzed how medical errors affect the physicians involved and found that many experience distress, which affects their performance, health, and well-being. The authors recommend increased organizational emphasis on supporting these professionals.