Organizational response to known medical errors: does peer review protection impede improvement?
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Patient safety organizations (PSO) are designed to encourage open sharing of data from voluntary reporting as a strategy to prevent similar failures. This commentary explored communication activities from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority to determine how organizations respond to to medical errors. The authors conclude that even with confidentiality protections, health care organizations remain reluctant to discuss their experiences with errors.