Scanning the Headlines: Disclosure

Updated on July 27, 2016

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Tan, Z.  (2016, July 20).  For surgeons, talking about adverse events can be difficult:  Study.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:

(2016, May).  Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Retrieved from:

(2016, Apr.).  Implementation Guide for the CANDOR Process.  Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Retrieved from:

Anderson, J.  Should Radiology Apologize?  Practice Management.  July 31, 2014.

Disclosing medical errors to patients:  Effects of nonverbal involvement.  Patient Education and Counseling.  94(3):310-313, Mar. 2014.

Schiff G and others. Doing right by our patients when things go wrong in the ambulatory setting.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 40(2):91, Feb. 2014.

Martinez W and others. Role-modeling and medical error disclosure: a national survey of trainees. Academic Medicine. Online first, Jan. 20, 2014.

Kachalia, A., Bates, D., and Youngson, G. Disclosing medical errors: views from the United States and the United Kingdom. Surgeon 12:64-72, 2014. [US view]; [UK view]

de Wit ME, and others. Supporting second victims of patient safety events: shouldn't these communications be covered by legal privilege? Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.  41:852-858, Winter 2013.;jsessionid=09D05B59696A160BBB54F6DC00578449.f01t03

Tabler, Jr., N.  Dealing with a medical mistake:  Should physicians apologize to patients?  Medical Economics.  Nov. 10, 2013.

Gallagher, T., and others.  Talking with patients about other clinicians' errors.  New England Journal of Medicine.  369:1752-1757, Oct. 31, 2013.

Lembitz, A.  Litigation alternative:  COPIC’s 3rs program.  Disclosure and early reimbursement can deter medical liability lawsuits.  New England Journal of Medicine.  September 10, 2013.

Rodak, S.  4 Tips to implement a transparent medical error disclosure policy.  Becker’s Hospital Review.  July 30, 2013. 

Petronio, S., and others.  Disclosing medical mistakes:  A communication management plan for physicians.  The Permanente Journal.  17(2):73-79, Spring, 2013.

Stroud, L., and others.  Teaching medical error disclosure to physicians in training a scoping review.  Academic Medicine.  Apr. 24, 2013. 

Boothman, R., and Hoyler, M.M.  University of Michigan’s early disclosure and offer program.  The Bulletin.  March 2, 2013.

Leadership Response to a Sentinel Event: Respectful, Effective Crisis Management. Cambridge, MA:  Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Feb. 22, 2013.

Seaman, A. Patients and their families are rarely told when hospitals make mistakes with their medicines, according to a new study. Reuters Health, Jan. 11, 2013.

Schwartz JC. A dose of reality for medical malpractice reform. NYU Law Revew. 88:1224-1307, 2013.


Amori, G.  Disclosure of Unanticipated Events in 2013 Prologue to the Re-Release of the Three ASHRM Disclosure Monographs.   Chicago, IL:  American Hospital Association.  2013.



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