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
Copyright © 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

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.

Additional Information:

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.
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/content/vol168/issue1/index.dtl


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