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Pediatric clinician comfort discussing diagnostic errors for improving patient safety: a survey.

Grubenhoff JA, Ziniel SI, Cifra CL, et al. Ped Qual Saf. 2020;5(2):e259.

Over a 2-month period, researchers surveyed pediatric clinicians to asses their comfort discussing medical errors (involving both systems and individual clinician responsibility) during morbidity & mortality conferences and privately with their peers. Respondents were least comfortable publicly discussing errors and were significantly less comfortable discussing diagnostic errors compared with other medical errors. The greatest barriers to discussing errors involved public perception of clinical performance.