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Campbell, D., and Boothman, R. Doing the right thing when things go wrong. UMHS approach to medical errors and malpractice suits could be used by hospitals nationwide, new study indicates. University of Michigan Health System press release, Dec. 13, 2012.

Murtagh, L., and others.  Disclosure-and-resolution programs that include generous compensation offers may prompt a complex patient response.  Health Affairs.  31(12):2681-2689, Dec. 2012.

Patient safety primer: error disclosure. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oct. 2012.

Ledema, R., and Suellen, A.  Anatomy of an incident disclosure: the importance of dialogue.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety; 38(10):435-442, Oct. 2012.

Mass. embraces 'disclosure, apology, offer' approach for med mal cases.  Insurance Journal.  Aug. 7, 2012.

Trew, M., Nettleton, S., and Flemons, W.  Harm to Healing - Partnering with Patients Who Have Been Harmed.  Candian:  CPSI ICSP, Aug. 2012.

Considerations in the Disclosure of Serious Clinical Adverse Events.  American Health Lawyers Association, June 2012.

Federico, C., Stewart, K., and Campbell, M.  Respectful Management of Serious Clinical Adverse Events.  Cambridge, MA:  Institute for Healthcare Improvement, May 22, 2012.

Cantlupe, J.  Medical apology strategy shows signs of strength.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 3, 2012.

Saitta, N., Hodge, S. Efficacy of a physician's words of empathy: an overview of state apology laws. Journal of the American Osteopathic  Association. 112(5):302-306,  May 1, 2012.

Leape, L.  Apology for errors:  whose responsibility?  Frontiers of Health Service Management.  28(3):3-12, Spring 2012.

Lamo, N.  Disclosure of medical errors:  The right thing to do, but what is the cost?  Kansas City, MO:  Lockton Companies, LLC, Winter 2011.

Saitta, N., and Hodge, S.  Physician Apologies.  Practical Lawyer, Dec. 2011.

Federico, F., and Conway, J. Planning for a clinical crisis: next steps. Healthcare Executive.  26(6):74-76, Nov/Dec. 2011.

Ledema, R., and others.  Patients' and family members' views on how clinicians enact and how they should enact incidient disclosure:  The "100 patient stories" qualitative study.  BMJ.  July 25, 2011.

Gallegos, A.  Disclosing medical errors can lower liability lawsuite expenses.  May 30, 2011.

Gallagher, T.  Duty to Disclose Someone Else's Error?  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, May 2011.

McCoy, J.  7 Medical error disclosure deterrents.  HealthLeaders Media, Feb. 9, 2011.

Weiss G. ‘Some worms are best left in the can'—should you hide medical errors?  Medscape Med Ethics [serial online]. Jan 4, 2011.

Risk Management Pearls on Disclosure of Adverse Events. Chicago: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, 2011.

Trugg, R., and others. Talking with Patients and Families about Medical Error: A Guide for Education and Practice.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2011.   

Conway, J., and others.  Respectful Management of Serious Clinical Adverse Events.  Cambridge, MA:  Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2011.

Wetzel, T. G. When errors occur, “I’m sorry” is a big step, but just the first. Hospitals & Health Networks. 84(10):41-44, Oct. 2010.

Coffey, M., and others. Pediatric residents' decision-making around disclosing and reporting adverse events: the importance of social context. Academic Medicine. 85(10):1619-25, Oct. 2010.

Dudzinski, D., and others.  The disclosure dilemma - large-scale adverse events.  New England Journal of Medicine.  363(10):978-986, Sept. 2, 2010.

Mastroianni, A. C., and others. The flaws in state “apology” and “disclosure” laws dilute their intended impact on malpractice suits. Health Affairs. 29(9):1611-9, Sept. 2010.

Goodspeed, R. , and Lee, B. Y. What if . . .  you have to give a patient bad news? Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 33(3):285-286, July/Sep. 2010.

Clark, C.  Medical error disclosure program found to reduce lawsuitsHealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 18, 2010.

Kachalia, A., and others.  Liability claims and costs before and after implementation of a medical error disclosure program.  Annals of Internal Medicine.  153(4):213-221, Aug. 17, 2010.

Localio, A Patient compensation without litigation: A promising developmentAnnals of Internal Medicine.  153(4):266-267, Aug. 17, 2010.

Ofri, D.  Ashamed to admit it: owning up to medical errorHealth Affairs.  29(8):1549-1551, Aug. 2010.

Sanford, D. E., and Fleming, D. A. We meant no harm, yet we made a mistake; why not apologize for it? A student's view. HEC Forum. 22(2):159-69, June 2010.

Bell, S. K., Moorman, D. W., and Delbanco, T. Improving the patient, family, and clinician experience after harmful events: the "when things go wrong" curriculum. Academic Medicine. 85(6):1010-7, June 2010.

Cherry, R. A., Marcus, L., and Dorn, B. Reporting adverse events to patients: a step-by-step approach. Physician Executive Journal. 36(3):4-6, May-June 2010.

Cherry, R., Marcus, L., and Dorn, B.  Reporting adverse events to patients: A step-by-step approach.  PEJ.:1-6, May/June 2010.

"I'm sorry": why is that so hard for doctors to say?  Feb. 1, 2010.

Avoid a bungled apology: first, get all the facts.  ED Management.  22(2):21-22, Feb. 2010.

Adverse Events in Hospitals: Public Disclosure of Information about Events (PDF; 273 KB).  Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Jan. 6, 2010.

Mastroianni, A., and others.  The flaws in state 'apology' and 'disclosure' laws dilute their intended impact on malpractice suits.  Health Affairs.  29(9):1611-1619, 2010.

DerGurahian, J. When sorry is enough. Modern Healthcare. 39(45):17, Nov. 9, 2009.

Segal, J., and Sacopulos, M. J. Apology laws: a variety of approaches to discussing adverse medical outcomes with patients and others. AHLA Connections. 13(11):26-29, Nov. 2009.

Peto, R., and others.  One system’s journey in creating a disclosure and apology program.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 35(10):487-496, Oct. 2009. [Appendix included online only].

Admit mistakes, show concern. ED Management. 21(10):116-117, Oct. 2009.

Bonnema, R., Gosman, G., and Arnold, R.  Teaching error disclosure to residents: a curricular innovation and pilot study.  Journal of Graduate Medical Education.  Sept. 2009. 

Landro L.  Hospitals own up to errors. Wall Street Journal. D1. Aug. 25, 2009.

Feinmann, J.  You can say sorryBritish Medical Journal.  339:b3057, July 29, 2009.

Goodman, D.  Saying `sorry' pays off for U. of Michigan doctors.  Associated Press, July 20, 2009.

Wu, A., and others.  Disclosing medical errors to patients: it's not what you say, it's what they hearJournal of General Internal Medicine.  July 6, 2009. (online).

Carr, S.  What's Missing?  Chestnut Hill, MA:  Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS), Mar. 13, 2009.

Moore, J.  All together, now: 'we're sorry'HealthLeaders Media.  Feb. 19, 2009.

Shannon, S., and others.  Disclosing errors to patients: perspectives of registered nursesJoint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  35(1):5-12, Jan. 2009.

Gallagher, T., and others.  Disclosing harmful medical efforts to patients:  Tackling three tough cases.  CHEST.  136:897-903, 2009.

Survey:  pediatricians more likely to disclose medical errors that are apparent to families.  Medical Liability Monitor.  33(11):2, Nov. 2008.

Banja, J.  Problematic medical errors and their implications for disclosure.  HEC Forum.  20(3):201-213, Sept. 2008.

Scheirton, L.  Proportionality and the view from below:  analysis of error disclosure.  HEC Forum.  20(3):215-241, Sept. 2008.

Wojcieszak, D., Saxton, J., and Finkelstein, M.  Ethics training needs to emphasize disclosure and apology.  HEC Forum.  20(3):291-305, Sept. 2008.

Iedema, R., and others.  Patients' and family members' experiences of open disclosure following adverse events.  International Journal for Quality in Health Care.  20(6):421-432, Sept. 2008.

Clark, W., and Reifsteck, S.  Communicating for quality, safety and satisfaction.  MGMA Connexion.  8(8):28-29, Sept. 2008.

O'Reily, K.  Hospitals shine light on mistakes by publicly saying: "we're sorry".  American Medical News.  31(30):1-2, Aug. 11, 2008.

Balcerzak, G., and Leonhardt, K.  Alternative dispute resolution in healthcarePatient Safety and Quality Healthcare.  July/Aug. 2008. 

Ontario, Canada, introduces apology act, encourages physicians to express empathy for error.  Medical Liability Monitor.   33(7):2, July 2008. 

Dresser, R.  The limits of apology lawsThe Hastings Center Report.  38(3):6-7, June 2008.  (Free registration required).

Houke, C., Amerson, L., and Edelstein, L.  Apology and disclosure.  Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare.  Web Exclusive.  May/June 2008.

Sack, K.  Doctor's say 'I'm sorry' before 'see you in court'The New York Times.  May 18, 2008.

Spath, P.  Testing the limits of transparencyHospitals and Health Networks Online Exclusive.  May 5, 2008.

Taft, L.  Disclosing unanticipated outcomes:  a challenge to providers and their lawyers.  Health Lawyers News.  12(5):11-16, May 2008.

Sharpiro, E.  Disclosing Medical Errors: Best Practices from the "Leading Edge".  Cambridge, MA:  Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Mar. 2008.

Sheridan, S., and others.  Disclosure through our eyes.  Journal of Patient Safety.  4(1):18-26, Mar. 2008.

White, A., and others.  The attitudes and experience of trainees regarding disclosing medical errors to patients.  Academic Medicine.  83(3):250-256, Mar. 2008.

Strategies for communicating with family caregivers.  Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety.  8(2):1, 3-4, Feb. 2008.

Disclosure of Unanticipated Outcomes. Executive Summary 5.  Plymouth Meeting, PA:  ECRI Institute, Jan. 2008.

Wojcieszak, D., Saxton, J., and Finkelstein, M.  Sorry Works: Disclosure, Apology, and Relationships Prevent Medical Malpractice Claims.  Glen Carbon, IL: Sorry Works! Coalition, 2008.

Fasler, K.  Integrating disclosure, patient safety and risk management activities.  Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.  28(2):19-25, 2008.

West, J.  Hospitals under no duty to disclose negative information unless asked.  Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.  28(2):43-49, 2008.

Winter, R., and Birnberg, B.  Mistakes and disclosureFamily Medicine.  40(4):245-247, 2008.

Removing Insult from Injury: Disclosing Adverse Events.  Baltimore, MD:  John Hopkins University, 2008.

White, A., and others.  The attitudes and experience of trainees regarding disclosing medical errors to patients.  Academic Medicine.   83:250-256, 2008.

Hobgood, C., Tamayo-Sarver, J., and Weiner, B.  Patient race/ethnicity, age, gender and education are not related to preference for or response disclosureQuality and Safety in Health Care.  17(10):65-70, 2008.


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