Disclosing errors and adverse events in the intensive care unit.

  title={Disclosing errors and adverse events in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Dennis J. Boyle and Daniel O'Connell and Frederic W. Platt and Richard K Albert},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={34 5},
OBJECTIVE To review the issue of disclosing errors in care and adverse events that have caused harm to patients in critical care. DESIGN Review the scope of the problem, the definitions of errors and adverse events, and the benefits and problems of disclosing errors and adverse events and provide an approach by which to have these difficult discussions. SETTING Medical center. PATIENTS Critically ill patients and their families. INTERVENTIONS Applying a systematic framework for… CONTINUE READING