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Shifting and sharing: academic physicians' strategies for navigating underperformance and failure.

LaDonna KA, Ginsburg S, Watling C. Shifting and Sharing: Academic Physicians' Strategies for Navigating Underperformance and Failure. Acad Med. 2018;93(11):1713-1718. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000002292.

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December 19, 2018
LaDonna KA, Ginsburg S, Watling C. Acad Med. 2018;93(11):1713-1718.

Although individual clinician performance issues leading to patient harm tend to cluster in a small group of physicians, virtually all physicians commit errors of some kind in their career. Researchers interviewed 28 academic physicians about how they cope with errors. Clinicians reported a balance between accepting personal responsibility and identifying systems-level factors that enhanced patient risk of harm.

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LaDonna KA, Ginsburg S, Watling C. Shifting and Sharing: Academic Physicians' Strategies for Navigating Underperformance and Failure. Acad Med. 2018;93(11):1713-1718. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000002292.