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Error in intensive care: psychological repercussions and defense mechanisms among health professionals.

Laurent A, Aubert L, Chahraoui K, et al. Error in intensive care: psychological repercussions and defense mechanisms among health professionals. Crit Care Med. 2014;42(11):2370-8. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000000508.

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October 29, 2014
Laurent A, Aubert L, Chahraoui K, et al. Crit Care Med. 2014;42(11):2370-8.

This interview study found that physicians and nurses experience guilt and shame following errors, echoing previous studies of the health care provider as the second victim in adverse events. A past AHRQ WebM&M interview with Dr. Albert Wu discusses the impact of errors on health care providers.