Journal Article
Review

New legal protections for reporting patient errors under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act: a review of the medical literature and analysis.

Howard J; Levy F; Mareiniss DP; Patch M; Craven CK; McCarthy M; Epstein-Peterson ZD; Wong V; Pronovost PJ.

This study found few published articles in medical literature describing the legal protections for error disclosure by physicians. The authors suggest that this may reflect a need for greater awareness of the protections afforded by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.