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Beck DL. ASH Clinical News. December 1, 2018.
Peskin SM. New York Times. October 4, 2018.
Error disclosures are difficult but important conversations that can have negative consequences for patients, clinicians, and organizations, even when they are done appropriately. This newspaper article offers insights from a doctor who experienced both sides of disclosure, as a physician disclosing an error and as a patient whose physician missed a complication, and discusses how to manage relationships once clinical mistakes are recognized.
Boodman SG. Kaiser Health News. March 15, 2017.
This news article reports on two incidents involving medical errors—one demonstrating the traditional shroud of secrecy and the other building on transparency and open disclosure—to illustrate the value of honest apology, discussion, and resolution of medical error for clinicians, patients, and families.
Tozzi J. Bloomberg News Service. June 10, 2016.
Miller N. The Pathologist. June 2016(20):18-29; July 2016(21):18-33.
In light of the growing focus on diagnostic errors, this magazine series reports on unique challenges that pathologists face when they discover potential errors. The first article in the series discusses how pathologists may experience barriers to disclosure including feeling shame in disclosing their own error, discomfort with raising concerns about a colleague who has misdiagnosed a patient, and lack of direct relationships with patients. The second article expands the discussion to focus on how industry support of open transparency can enable pathologists to participate in reporting and disclosure activities.
Abelson J, Staltzman J. Boston Globe. April 13, 2016.
Although scheduling overlapping surgeries may improve operating room efficiency, the practice can diminish patient safety. This newspaper article reports on new standards issued by the American College of Surgeons to reduce risks associated with concurrent surgeries, reviews a previous news investigation into the practice, and includes reactions from clinicians.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. February 1, 2016.
Communication and resolution strategies that emphasize early disclosure after a medical error can enhance patient safety. This newspaper article reports on communication and resolution programs, how they can provide support for patients, elements that contribute to their success, and efforts to guide hospitals in developing such programs.
Rice S. Modern Healthc. August 15, 2015.
Wachter R, Kaplan GS, Gandhi T, Leape L. Health Affairs Blog. June 22, 2015.
Transparency is recognized as a key element of safe, patient-centered care. This article offers insights from patient safety experts on how transparency can augment patient safety, barriers such as discomfort with disclosure and fears about negative consequences, and steps leaders can take to achieve greater transparency in their organizations.
Hertz BT. Med Econ. 2015;92:40-44.
Communication and response strategies have been shown to improve how organizations, clinicians, and patients and their families recover from adverse incidents. This news article discusses apology laws which protect certain statements regarding disclosure from being admissible in court and highlights how sensitivity to patients and transparent communication about the failure can be beneficial for both clinicians and patients after a medical error.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. June 18, 2014.
Full disclosure programs have shown to be effective mechanisms for early resolution of adverse events. This article reveals one early adopter's experience with full disclosure and provides insights from the architects of the program to guide others in implementing similar strategies and spread success associated with the approach.
Consumer Reports. September 2013;78:31-41.
This report analyzed Medicare claims data on 27 types of procedures to develop surgical safety ratings of hospitals by state.
Babcock CR. Bloomberg News. May 1, 2013.
Talaga T, Cribb R. Toronto Star. March 19, 2007.
This article discusses disclosure of medical errors and shares stories from several Canadian hospitals on their policies for disclosing adverse events.