Medical error disclosure: a pressing agenda for Public Health researchers

Abstract

Medical errors are not a prevalent discussion topic in the current public health literature. However, their impact on patient lives across the world is alarming. In the United States alone, more than 1.3 million patients are harmed every year by medical treatments that are intended to help them. About three quarters of these adverse events are caused by preventable human error.....

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Annegret F. Hannawa, University of Lugano
Institute of Communication and Health, Faculty of Communication Sciences
Published
2012-10-31
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Hannawa, A. (2012). Medical error disclosure: a pressing agenda for Public Health researchers. Journal of Public Health Research, 1(3), e33. https://doi.org/10.4081/jphr.2012.e33