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“I made a mistake!”: a narrative analysis of experienced physicians' stories of preventable error.

Kandasamy S, Vanstone M, Colvin E, et al. J Eval Clin Pract. 2021; Epub Jan 6.

Physicians often experience considerable emotional distress, shame, and self-doubt after being involved in a medical error. Based on in-depth interviews with emergency, internal, and family medicine physicians, this qualitative study explores how physicians experience and learn from preventable medical errors. In addition to exploring themes around the physician’s emotional growth and professional development, the authors discuss the value of sharing and learning from these experiences for colleagues and trainees.