Ethical Issues Involved in Disclosing Medical Errors


MEDICAL ERRORS ARE THE FIFTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE United States and result in annual costs of up to $29 billion, according to estimates from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). These figures suggest that medical mistakes occur commonly in medical practice. Indeed, 95% of physicians surveyed reported witnessing a medical error, and 61% of health care… (More)


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@inproceedings{Rajendran2001EthicalII, title={Ethical Issues Involved in Disclosing Medical Errors}, author={Pam R. Rajendran}, year={2001} }