According to two articles in the current issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, most physicians generally support disclosing medical errors to their patients.
Other interesting statistics are as follows:
• Surgeons were more likely to disclose medical errors than other physicians (81 percent vs. 54 percent).
• Doctors were more likely to disclose errors that were more noticeable to the patients than those errors patients may not notice (81 percent vs. 50 percent).
• Doctors would disclose more information about more apparent medical errors than less apparent medical errors (51 percent would use the word error, vs. 32 percent).
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