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Health Aff (Millwood). 2014;33:6-66.
Articles in this special issue cover findings from a federally-funded initiative to identify approaches to improve error disclosure and reform medical liability. Full disclosure, patient engagement, and communication-and-resolution programs are highlighted as successful strategies.
"Sorry" is never enough: how state apology laws fail to reduce medical malpractice liability risk.
McMichael BJ, Van Horn RL, Viscusi WK. Stanford Law Rev. 2019;71:341-409.
Effects of a communication-and-resolution program on hospitals' malpractice claims and costs.
Kachalia A, Sands K, Van Niel M, et al. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1836-1844.
Do written disclosures of serious events increase risk of malpractice claims? One health care system's experience.
Painter LM, Kidwell KM, Kidwell RP, et al. J Patient Saf. 2018;14:87-94.
The impact of incident disclosure behaviors on medical malpractice claims.
Giraldo P, Sato L, Castells X. J Patient Saf. 2017 Jun 30; [Epub ahead of print].
In Conversation With… Richard C. Boothman, JD
How does routine disclosure of medical error affect patients' propensity to sue and their assessment of provider quality?: Evidence from survey data.
Helmchen LA, Richards MR, McDonald TB. Med Care. 2010;48:955-961.
Liability claims and costs before and after implementation of a medical error disclosure program.
Kachalia A, Kaufman SR, Boothman R, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2010;153:213-221.
Risk managers, physicians, and disclosure of harmful medical errors.
Loren DJ, Garbutt J, Dunagan WC, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:101-108.
Assessing legislative potential to institute error transparency: a state comparison of malpractice claims rates.
Perez B, DiDona T. J Healthc Qual. 2010;32:36-41.
A proposal to use common ground that exists between the medical and legal professions to promote a culture of safety.
Pegalis SE. New York Law School Law Rev. 2007;51:1056-1075.
Disclosure of medical injury to patients: an improbable risk management strategy.
Studdert DM, Mello MM, Gawande AA, Brennan TA, Wang YC. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007;26:215-226.
Will saying "I'm sorry" prevent a malpractice lawsuit?
Berlin L. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006;187:10-15.
The Sorry Works! Coalition: making the case for full disclosure.
Wojcieszak D, Banja J, Houk C. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006;32:344-350.
Does full disclosure of medical errors affect malpractice liability? The jury is still out.
Kachalia A, Shojania KG, Hofer TP, Piotrowski M, Saint S. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2003;29:503-511.
Disclosure and Apology in Radiology.
Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice. June 26, 2019, 9:00–11:00 AM (Eastern).
Analysis of medical malpractice claims to improve quality of care: cautionary remarks.
Garon-Sayegh P. J Eval Clin Pract. 2019 May 9; [Epub ahead of print].
Communication and Resolution After an Adverse Health Care Incident.
Pettersen B, Tate J, Tipper K, McKean H. Colorado Senate Bill 19-201.
A team disclosure of error educational activity: objective outcomes.
Krumwiede KH, Wagner JM, Kirk LM, et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019;67:1273-1277.
In Conversation With… … Jennifer Schulz Moore, LLB, MA, PhD
In Conversation With… Timothy B. McDonald, MD, JD
Changes in practice among physicians with malpractice claims.
Studdert DM, Spittal MJ, Zhang Y, Wilkinson DS, Singh H, Mello MM. N Engl J Med. 2019;380:1247-1255.
Closing the disclosure gap: medical errors in pediatrics.
Lin M, Famiglietti H. Pediatrics. 2019;143:e20190221
Endorsements of surgeon punishment and patient compensation in rested and sleep-restricted individuals.
Nguyen S, Corrington A, Hebl MR, Scullin MK. JAMA Surg. 2019 Mar 13; [Epub ahead of print].
Association of emotional intelligence with malpractice claims: a review.
Shouhed D, Beni C, Manguso N, IsHak WW, Gewertz BL. JAMA Surg. 2019;154:250-256.
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