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How will state medical boards handle cases involving disclosure and apology for medical errors?

Wojcieszak D. How will state medical boards handle cases involving disclosure and apology for medical errors? J Patient Saf Risk Manag. 2022;27(1):15-20. doi: 10.1177/25160435211070096

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April 27, 2022
Wojcieszak D. J Patient Saf Risk Manag. 2022;27(1):15-20.

Open disclosure and apology for errors is recommended in healthcare. In this study, 38 state medical boards responded to a survey regarding disclosure and apology practices after medical errors. Findings suggest that state medical boards have generally favorable views toward clinicians who disclose errors and apologize, and that these actions would not make the clinician a target for disciplinary action; respondents had less favorable views towards legislative initiatives regarding apologies and disclosure.

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Wojcieszak D. How will state medical boards handle cases involving disclosure and apology for medical errors? J Patient Saf Risk Manag. 2022;27(1):15-20. doi: 10.1177/25160435211070096