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Journal Article

When a surgical colleague makes an error.

Antiel RM, Blinman TA, Rentea RM, et al. Pediatrics. 2016;137:e20153828.

Physicians have become more comfortable with recognizing and disclosing errors to patients in the past few decades, but speaking up about a peer's error remains challenging. Discussing a case involving a surgeon discovering a serious mistake made by a colleague, this commentary provides insights from surgical and bioethics experts on how to address the situation.