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Denying malpractice can threaten patient safety

August 30th, 2012 | Author: | Category: medical malpractice

A decade has passed since the Institutes of Medicine released “To Err is   Human,” a groundbreaking report that brought attention to the problem of medical   errors and launched the patient safety movement. Meanwhile, the high cost of   insuring against malpractice claims continues to affect physicians in their   practices.

Increasingly, patient safety and medical malpractice are being talked about in the same   sentence. But the cause-effect relationship isn’t as simple as “medical errors   cause malpractice cases.” In fact, many experts argue that the relationship is   just as likely to be the other way around–that denying errors creates a culture   in which they’re permitted to continue

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