Disclosure of adverse events in pediatrics

Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management, Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

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Abstract

Despite increasing attention to issues of patient safety, preventable adverse events (AEs) continue to occur, causing direct and consequential injuries to patients, families, and health care providers. Pediatricians generally agree that there is an ethical obligation to inform patients and families about preventable AEs and medical errors. Nonetheless, barriers, such as fear of liability, interfere with disclosure regarding preventable AEs. Changes to the legal system, improved communications skills, and carefully developed disclosure policies and programs can improve the quality and frequency of appropriate AE disclosure communications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20163215
JournalPediatrics
Volume138
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management, Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (2016). Disclosure of adverse events in pediatrics. Pediatrics, 138(6), [e20163215]. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3215

Disclosure of adverse events in pediatrics. / Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management, Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 138, No. 6, e20163215, 01.12.2016.

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Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management, Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 2016, 'Disclosure of adverse events in pediatrics', Pediatrics, vol. 138, no. 6, e20163215. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3215
Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management, Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Disclosure of adverse events in pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2016 Dec 1;138(6). e20163215. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3215
Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management, Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. / Disclosure of adverse events in pediatrics. In: Pediatrics. 2016 ; Vol. 138, No. 6.
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