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    To curb medical errors, physicians must be better trained to admit mistakes

    05/20/2017

05/20/2017

To curb medical errors, physicians must be better trained to admit mistakes

The medical community has made strides to normalize and encourage error disclosure for physicians and medical trainees in order to improve patient safety and health care outcomes, but these guidelines fall short when it comes to addressing the social psychology that influences how and when physicians and medical trainees disclose errors and how they manage the consequences of those errors.