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Journal Article

The influence of the causes and contexts of medical errors on emergency medicine residents' responses to their errors: an exploration.

Hobgood C, Hevia A, Tamayo-Sarver JH, et al. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2005;80:758-64.

The authors surveyed emergency medicine residents to determine their emotional response to making medical mistakes. The authors suggest improvements in morbidity and mortality conferences and institutional environments that engender defensive medical practices.