Scanning the Headlines: Disclosure
Updated on August 2, 2006
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Imperato, G. An organization's duty to self report misconduct: mandatory or voluntary. Journal of Health Care Compliance. 8(4):11-16, July/Aug. 2006.
Fox, P., and Patterson, S. To apologize or not, that is the question. Hospitals and Health Networks. 80(7):24, July 2006.
Sattinger, A. I'm sorry: the role of apology for hospitalists in the course of patient care. The Hospitalist. 10(6):25-28, June 2006.
Wojcieszak, D., Banja, J., and Hook, C. The sorry works! coalition: making the case for full disclosure. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 32(6):344-349, June 2006.
Kellerman, B. When should a leader apologize--and when not? Harvard Business Review. Apr. 2006.
Weber, D. Who's sorry now? Physician Executive. 32(2):6, 11-14, Mar./Apr. 2006.
Lopez, L. Full disclosure and apology-an idea whose time has come. Physician Executive. 32(2):6-14, Mar./Apr. 2006.
Butcher, L. Lawyers say 'sorry' may sink you in court. Physician Executive. 32(2):20-24, Mar./Apr. 2006.
When Things go Wrong: Responding to Adverse Event: A Consensus Statement of the Harvard Hospitals. Burlington, MA: Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors. March 2006.
Panicola, M, and Hamel, R. Conscience, cooperation, and full disclosure. Health Progress. 87(1):52-59, Jan./Feb. 2006.
Pearls on Disclosure of Adverse Events. Chicago: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, 2006.
Mazor, K., and others. Disclosure of medical errors: what factors influence how patients respond? Journal of General Internal Medicine. 21(7):704-710, 2006.
Huff, C. The not-so-simple truth. Hospitals & Health Networks. 79(8):44-55, Aug. 2005.
Kowalczyk, L. Hospitals study when to apologize to patients. The Boston Globe. July 24, 2005.
Cantor, M., and others. Disclosing adverse events to patients.Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 31(1):5-12, Jan. 2005.
Evans, M. Opening up files in Florida. Modern Healthcare. 34(50):12, Dec. 13, 2004.
Kalra, J., Massey, K., and Mulla, A. Disclosure of errors. Health Affairs. 23(6):273-4, Nov./Dec. 2004.
Cohen, J. Future research on disclosure of medical errors. Annals of Internal Medicine. 141(6):481, Sep. 21, 2004.
Mazor, K., Simon, S., and Gurwitz, J. Communicating with patients about medical errors: a review of the literature. Archives of Internal Medicine. 164(15):1690-7, Aug. 9-23, 2004.
Volker, D., and Clark, A. Taking the high road: what should you do when an adverse event occurs? Part II. Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS. 18(4):180-2, July/Aug. 2004.
Liebman, C., and Hyman, C. A mediation skills model to manage disclosure of errors and adverse events to patients. Health Affairs. 23(4):22-32, July/Aug. 2004.
Disclosure of errors preferred by patients. Journal of Family Practice. 53(7):525-6, Jul 2004.
Larkin, H. Cost drivers. Liability. Responding to patients quickly and with candor can avert costly lawsuits. Hospital & Health Networks. 78(6):38-40, 42, June 2004.
Clark, A. Taking the high road: What should you do when an adverse event occurs? Part I. Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS. 18(3):118-9, May/June 2004.
O'Connell, D., and Reifsteck, S. Disclosing unexpected outcomes and medical error. Journal of Medical Practice Management. 19(6):317-23, May/June 2004.
Health plan members' views on disclosure of medical errors. Managed Care Interface. 17(5):47, 51, May 2004.
Summaries for patients. The effects of telling patients about medical errors. Annals of Intern Medicine. 140(6):I17, Mar. 16, 2004.
Disclosure of medical errors. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 43(3):432, Mar. 2004.
Disclosure: What Works Now and What Can Work Even Better. Chicago: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Part 3 of 3, Feb. 25, 2004.
Hobgood, C., and others. Error identification, disclosure, and reporting: practice patterns of three emergency medicine provider types. Academic Emergency Medicine. 11(2):196-9, Feb. 2004.
Lamb, R. Open disclosure: the only approach to medical error. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 13(1):3-5, Feb. 2004.
Woods, M., and Bruckner, H. Healing Words: The Power of Apology in Medicine. Oak Park, IL: Doctors in Touch, 2004.
Spath, P. Practical Strategies for Disclosing Medical Errors.Carrollton, TX: HSTN, 2004. [video]
Berlinger, N. Avoiding cheap grace. Medical harm, patient safety, and the culture(s) of forgiveness. The Hastings Center Report. 33(6):28-36, Nov./Dec. 2003.
Disclosure: Creating an Effective Patient Communication Policy. Chicago: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Part 2 of 3, Nov. 1, 2003.
Shinkman, R. To err is human; to report it is a quandary. Healthcare Leadership Management Report. 11(11):1-6, 8, Nov. 2003.
Hevia, A., and Hobgood, C. Medical error during residency: to tell or not to tell. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 42(4):565-70, Oct. 2003.
Jones, J., McCullough, L., and Richman, B. What to tell patients harmed by other physicians. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 38(4):866-7, Oct. 2003.
Croteau, R. All outcomes should be disclosed. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 29(10):556-7, Oct. 2003.
Barron, W., and Kuczewski, M. Unanticipated harm to patients: deciding when to disclose outcomes. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 29(10):551-5, Oct. 2003.
Kachalia, A., and others. Does full disclosure of medical errors affect malpractice liability? The jury is still out. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 29(10):503-11, Oct. 2003.
Hall, J. Legal consequences of the moral duty to report errors. JONA'S Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation. 5(3):60-4, Sept. 2003.
Williams, L., and others. Differences in the reporting of care-related patient injuries to existing reporting systems. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 9(9):460-7, Sept. 2003.
Huber, G. Creating a safe environment. Health Affairs. 22(4):41-3, July/Aug. 2003.
Mccaffrey, J. Honest talk. Disclosure is not about asset protection--it is about doing the right thing. Hospital & Health Networks. 77(7):94, July 2003.
Wu, A., and Pronovost, P. Telling patients the truth. Health Affairs. 22(3):249;May/June 2003.
Federico, F. Hospitals disclosing harm. Health Affairs. 22(3):248; May/June 2003.
Disclosure: The Next Step in Better Communication With Patients. Chicago: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Part 1 of 3, May 1, 2003..