DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL ERROR

Authors

  • Kiran Shaikh
  • Sharifa Bashir Lalani

Abstract

With the advancement of medical sciences, lives are being prolonged and practice of medicine isconsidered an art and no longer as science. ‘To Err is Human Report’ has been released and gives data ofmedical errors in United States which opened people’s eyes but there is grieving need that healthprofessional in Pakistan also report the medical errors. Medical errors are common, costly, and oftenpreventable. This could only happen when health professional are trained and made aware to report theerrors. Evidences shows that full and honest disclosure of error and restitution are factors that may lead tosignificant improvement in responsibility of medical cases.Keywords: medical error, honest disclosure, patient safety

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Published

2011-09-01