Tag: medical errors

Honesty Really Is The Best Policy

Honesty Really Is The Best Policy

I spent all day friday last week at a risk management seminar for doctors. The main reason I signed up? Because all doctors are required to do a certain amount of formal learning, and a certain amount of that needs to be in risk management. […]

When Doctors Screw Up

When Doctors Screw Up

Just recently, I called a patient to tell them that my error had probably resulted in a delay in the diagnosis of their serious medical illness.* As soon as I had realized the error, I had thought and thought about how to broach the topic […]