Honesty about medical errors doesn't boost hospitals' liability risk, study finds
from Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control
Although many hospitals are concerned programs that promote open communication with patients about medical errors could result in increased liability costs, a study published in Health Affairs found these initiatives did not increase a hospital's liability risk. Through these initiatives, often called communication-and-resolution programs, hospitals investigate the specifics of adverse events, provide explanations to patients and offer compensation when needed.
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