• Study
  • Published November 2018

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

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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