Views of practicing physicians and the public on medical errors.

  title={Views of practicing physicians and the public on medical errors.},
  author={Robert J. Blendon and Catherine M. DesRoches and Mollyann Brodie and John M. Benson and Allison B. Rosen and Eric C. Schneider and Drew E Altman and Kinga Zapert and Melissa J. Herrmann and Annie E Steffenson},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={347 24},
BACKGROUND In response to the report by the Institute of Medicine on medical errors, national groups have recommended actions to reduce the occurrence of preventable medical errors. What is not known is the level of support for these proposed changes among practicing physicians and the public. METHODS We conducted parallel national surveys of 831 practicing physicians, who responded to mailed questionnaires, and 1207 members of the public, who were interviewed by telephone after selection… CONTINUE READING
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