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This paper reviews a humanistic risk management policy that includes early injury review, steadfast maintenance of the relationship between the hospital and the patient, proactive full disclosure to patients who have been injured because of accidents or medical negligence, and fair compensation for injuries. The financial consequences of this type of policy(More)
After reading the series of articles on a new approach to controlling chemicals, an initiative targeted especially on small and medium-sized businesses, in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene (1998; 42: 355-411), German specialists for health and safety at work realized that problems in this area are very similar in the UK and Germany. Also, in Germany(More)
This article describes one hospital's development of a proactive, patient centered program, which emphasizes total honesty in dealing with all aspects of patient care. This process includes the full and timely disclosure of errors which affect the patient's health and well being. The article describes the process by which the medical facility identifies(More)
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