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Perspectives of emergency clinicians about medical errors resulting in patient harm or malpractice litigation.

Ostrovsky D, Novack V, Smulowitz PB, et al. Perspectives of emergency clinicians about medical errors resulting in patient harm or malpractice litigation. JAMA Network Open. 2022;5(11):e2241461-e.10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.41461

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November 30, 2022
Ostrovsky D, Novack V, Smulowitz PB, et al. JAMA Network Open. 2022;5(11):e2241461.

Previous research has found that fear of malpractice can influence medical decision-making. This survey of emergency department attending physicians and advanced practice clinicians in Massachusetts found that fear of harming patients played a larger role in medical decision-making than fear of legal action.

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Ostrovsky D, Novack V, Smulowitz PB, et al. Perspectives of emergency clinicians about medical errors resulting in patient harm or malpractice litigation. JAMA Network Open. 2022;5(11):e2241461-e.10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.41461

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