Reporting and Disclosing Medical Errors

Jane Garbutt, Dena R. Brownstein, Eileen J. Klein, Amy Waterman, Melissa J. Krauss, Edgar K. Marcuse, Erik Hazel, Wm. Claiborne Dunagan, Victoria Fraser, Thomas H. Gallagher
2007 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine  
Objective: To characterize pediatricians' attitudes and experiences regarding communicating about errors with the hospital and patients' families. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: St Louis, Mo, and Seattle, Wash. Participants: University-affiliated hospital and community pediatricians and pediatric residents. Main Outcome Measures: Physician attitudes and experiences about error communication. Results: Four hundred thirty-nine pediatric attending physicians and 118 residents
more » ... (62% response rate). Most respondents had been involved in an error (39%, serious; 72%, minor; 61%, near miss; 7%, none). Respondents endorsed reporting errors to the hos-
doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.2.179 pmid:17283304 fatcat:4dytcrxbordfhnaa7zpsdy3q3q