Following a Medical Error: What Patients Want

November 7, 2017    |   By: Eunice Halverson, MA, CPPS

Becker’s Infection Control shared a summary of an article from JAMA Internal Medicine with results of interviews completed with 27 patients regarding what they want from their physician following a medical error.  It’s not surprising that patients want to know what the hospital is doing to prevent recurrence of the medical error.  But regretfully, only 6 of 30 family members and patients received this information.  Health care providers:  we can do better!       

 

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