Survey: Physicians Acknowledge Misleading Patients, Failing to Disclose Errors

February 24, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


Although the majority of nearly 1,900 surveyed physicians agreed that all significant medical errors should be disclosed to their patients, many had avoided doing so or otherwise misled patients, according to survey results published in the February 2012 Health Affairs. Of responding physicians, 65.9% completely agreed that all “significant” medical errors should be disclosed to patients.

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