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Medical mistakes owned by pro-active British physicians

To avoid future risk of medical mistakes and provide a more reassuring healthcare climate for patients, senior physicians in Britain are publicly releasing information on their previous medical errors. The doctors’ aims are to reduce the threat of legal action and the incidence of errors faced by today’s medical community by fostering an open, honest system. Their hope is to enable other doctors to learn from their mistakes.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by smh.com.au

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About: Medical mistakes owned by pro-active British physicians

Date: 20 September 2005

Source: smh.com.au

Author: Ruth Pollard

URL: http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/british-doctors-lead-campaign-to-confess-to-medical-mistakes/2005/09/19/1126982000916.html

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medical error
  • Medical error and honesty
  • Medical error and mistakes
  • Medical error and medical mistakes
  • Medical error and litigation
  • Medical error and legal action
  • Medical error and health care
  • Medical mistake
  • Medical mistake and death
  • Medical mistake and honesty
  • Medical mistake and legal action

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