Intolerance of error and culture of blame drive medical excess.
Hoffman J, Kanzaria H. BMJ. 2014;349:g5702.
Lack of acceptance for human error and uncertainty have been known to contribute to overdiagnosis andoveruse that may result in patient harm. This commentary explains why medical liability reform alone is not sufficient to address this issue. The authors suggest that both professionals and patients will need to adjust their expectations of failures in order to achieve behavior change.
The Sorry Works! Coalition: making the case for full disclosure.
Wojcieszak D, Banja J, Houk C. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006;32:344-350.
The effect of the fit between organizational culture and structure on medication errors in medical group practices.
Kaissi A, Kralewski J, Dowd B, Heaton A. Health Care Manage Rev. 2007;32:12-21.
Doctors are more dangerous than gun owners: a rejoinder to error counting.
Dekker S. Hum Factors. 2007;49:177-184.
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Health care professionals as second victims after adverse events: a systematic review.
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