Journal Article
Study

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

LaDonna KA, Ginsburg S, Watling C. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2018;93:1713-1718.

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.