Reporting Medical Errors to Improve Patient Safety: A Survey of Physicians in Teaching Hospitals
MedSun: Newsletter #35, April 2009
By: Kaldjian, LC; Jones, EW; et al
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In a recent survey of doctors, 92% said they would likely report a hypothetical error resulting in major harm to a patient. But only 4% of respondents had reported an actual major error. To improve patient safety, it is necessary to understand the frequency, seriousness, and causes of medical errors.
Reporting Medical Errors to Improve Patient Safety: A Survey of Physicians in Teaching Hospitals. Kaldjian, LC; Jones, EW; et al. Archives of Internal Medicine: American Medical Association. 2008;168(1):40-46.