Scanning the Headlines: Disclosure 2012-2008 (Archive)
Updated on May 30, 2014
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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. http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201212/doing-right-thing-when-things-go-wrong
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. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/12/2681.abstract?etoc
Patient safety primer: error disclosure. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oct. 2012. http://psnet.ahrq.gov/primer.aspx?primerID=2
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. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jcaho/jcjqs/2012/00000038/00000010/art00001
Mass. embraces 'disclosure, apology, offer' approach for med mal cases. Insurance Journal. Aug. 7, 2012. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/08/07/258509.htm
Trew, M., Nettleton, S., and Flemons, W. Harm to Healing - Partnering with Patients Who Have Been Harmed. Candian: CPSI ICSP, Aug. 2012. http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/English/research/commissionedResearch/HarmtoHealing/Documents/Harm%20to%20Healing.pdf
Considerations in the Disclosure of Serious Clinical Adverse Events. American Health Lawyers Association, June 2012. http://www.healthlawyers.org/hlresources/PI/InfoSeries/Documents/For%20the%20Healthcare%20Executive/Adverse%20Events.pdf
Federico, C., Stewart, K., and Campbell, M. Respectful Management of Serious Clinical Adverse Events. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement, May 22, 2012. http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/IHIWhitePapers/RespectfulManagementSeriousClinicalAEsWhitePaper.aspx
Cantlupe, J. Medical apology strategy shows signs of strength. HealthLeaders Media. May 3, 2012. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/PHY-279659/Medical-Apology-Strategy-Shows-Signs-of-Strength
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. http://www.jaoa.org/content/112/5/302.abstract
Leape, L. Apology for errors: whose responsibility? Frontiers of Health Service Management. 28(3):3-12, Spring 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22432377
Lamo, N. Disclosure of medical errors: The right thing to do, but what is the cost? Kansas City, MO: Lockton Companies, LLC, Winter 2011. http://www.lockton.com/resource_/pageresource/mkt/disclosure%20of%20medical%20errors.pdf
Saitta, N., and Hodge, S. Physician Apologies. Practical Lawyer, Dec. 2011. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1966533
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. http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d4423
Gallegos, A. Disclosing medical errors can lower liability lawsuite expenses. amednews.com. May 30, 2011. http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/05/30/prsd0601.htm
Gallagher, T. Duty to Disclose Someone Else's Error? Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, May 2011. http://webmm.ahrq.gov/case.aspx?caseID=239
McCoy, J. 7 Medical error disclosure deterrents. HealthLeaders Media, Feb. 9, 2011. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/PHY-260817/7-Medical-Error-Disclosure-Deterrents
Weiss G. ‘Some worms are best left in the can'—should you hide medical errors? Medscape Med Ethics [serial online]. Jan 4, 2011. www.medscape.com/viewarticle/735033
Risk Management Pearls on Disclosure of Adverse Events. Chicago: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, 2011. http://ams.aha.org/EWEB/?ahabu=ASHRM&Action=Add&ObjectKeyFrom=1A83491A-9853-4C87-86A4-F7D95601C2E2&WebCode=ProdDetailAdd&DoNotSave=yes&ParentObject=CentralizedOrderEntry&ParentDataObject=Invoice%20Detail&ivd_formkey=69202792-63d7-4ba2-bf4e-a0da41270555&ivd_prc_prd_key=590FD557-3DB7-48F0-B6AD-017AD5007296
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. http://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/ecom/MasterServlet/GetItemDetailsHandler?iN=9780801898044&qty=1&source=2&viewMode=3&
Conway, J., and others. Respectful Management of Serious Clinical Adverse Events. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2011. http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/IHIWhitePapers/RespectfulManagementSeriousClinicalAEsWhitePaper.aspx
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. http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMhle1003134
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 lawsuits. HealthLeaders 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 development. Annals of Internal Medicine. 153(4):266-267, Aug. 17, 2010.
Ofri, D. Ashamed to admit it: owning up to medical error. Health 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? amednews.com. 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. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/29/9/1611
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 sorry. British 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 hear. Journal 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 nurses. Joint 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. http://chestjournal.chestpubs.org/content/136/3/897.full.pdf#page=1&view=FitH
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 healthcare. Patient 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 laws. The 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 transparency. Hospitals 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 disclosure. Family 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 disclosure. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 17(10):65-70, 2008.