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Emotional impact of patient safety incidents on family physicians and their office staff.

O'Beirne M, Sterling P, Palacios-Derflingher L, et al. Emotional impact of patient safety incidents on family physicians and their office staff. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012;25(2):177-83. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2012.02.110166.

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March 21, 2012
O'Beirne M, Sterling P, Palacios-Derflingher L, et al. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012;25(2):177-83.

This study found that 82% of providers reported an emotional response after a patient incident, regardless of whether patient harm was significant or avoided. The authors advocate for appropriate vehicles to support second victims.

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O'Beirne M, Sterling P, Palacios-Derflingher L, et al. Emotional impact of patient safety incidents on family physicians and their office staff. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012;25(2):177-83. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2012.02.110166.

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