“It Matters What I Think, Not What You Say”: Scientific Evidence for a Medical Error Disclosure Competence (MEDC) Model

@article{Hannawa2018ItMW,
  title={“It Matters What I Think, Not What You Say”: Scientific Evidence for a Medical Error Disclosure Competence (MEDC) Model},
  author={Annegret F. Hannawa and Richard M. Frankel},
  journal={Journal of Patient Safety},
  year={2018},
  volume={17},
  pages={e1130 - e1137}
}
Objective This study sought to validate the ability of a “Medical Error Disclosure Competence” (MEDC) model to predict the effects of physicians’ communication skills on error disclosure outcomes in a simulated context. Method A random sample of 721 respondents was assigned to 16 experimental disclosure conditions that tested the MEDC model’s constructs across 2 severity conditions (i.e., minor error and sentinel event). Results Severity did not affect survey respondents’ perceptions of the… 
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