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The natural history of recovery for the healthcare provider "second victim" after adverse patient events.

Scott SD, Hirschinger LE, Cox KR, et al. The natural history of recovery for the healthcare provider "second victim" after adverse patient events. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009;18(5):325-30. doi:10.1136/qshc.2009.032870.

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October 21, 2009
Scott SD, Hirschinger LE, Cox KR, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009;18:325-30.

Committing a medical error can cause profound emotional distress for clinicians, to the point that clinicians have been called the "second victim" of errors. This study examined how clinicians recover from the psychological stress of being involved in an error, and discusses the factors associated with recovery. A previous AHRQ WebM&M case commentary also explores how providers recover from such errors.

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Scott SD, Hirschinger LE, Cox KR, et al. The natural history of recovery for the healthcare provider "second victim" after adverse patient events. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009;18(5):325-30. doi:10.1136/qshc.2009.032870.