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Patient safety: disclosure of medical errors and risk mitigation.

Moffatt-Bruce SD, Ferdinand FD, Fann JI. Patient Safety: Disclosure of Medical Errors and Risk Mitigation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102(2):358-62. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.06.033.

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August 3, 2016
Moffatt-Bruce SD, Ferdinand FD, Fann JI. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102(2):358-62.

Although error disclosure is increasingly encouraged in health care, challenges to achieving transparency include liability and risk considerations, particularly for surgeons. This commentary describes the experiences of two health care systems that have implemented approaches to support transparent disclosure of medical errors.

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Moffatt-Bruce SD, Ferdinand FD, Fann JI. Patient Safety: Disclosure of Medical Errors and Risk Mitigation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102(2):358-62. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.06.033.