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Medical students' experiences with medical errors: an analysis of medical student essays.

Martinez W, Lo B. Medical education. 2008;42:733-41.

Medical students reported witnessing errors frequently, and felt that housestaff and attending physicians were reluctant to appropriately disclose errors to patients or provide support to those who committed an error. A prior AHRQ WebM&M commentary discusses the authority gradient that prevents students from openly discussing errors.