Patient preferences in cases of Inter-system Medical Error Discovery (IMED).
Clinicians sometimes need to address errors committed by other providers, who may or may not be part of their own organization. This study used simulated cases to explore patient preferences for error disclosure when the disclosing provider was not involved in the error. Patients strongly preferred that these errors be treated similarly to other errors, asking for full disclosure whenever possible. A review article and a WebM&M commentary discuss frameworks for providers to use when disclosing errors committed by another clinician.