Sunday, April 02, 2006

When doctors say they're sorry "When doctors say they're sorry.
By Doug Wojcieszak, Boston Globe, August 25, 2005. RECENT NEWS stories report that Harvard Medical School's major teaching hospitals are actually encouraging their doctors to apologize for medical errors. Given our litigious culture, this unusual move looks like a ready-made gift for greedy trial lawyers -- or is it? Actually not. In fact, apologizing for medical errors has been shown to reduce lawsuits and liability costs in hospitals across America. "
Here's a simple ( human and humane) solution to a complex problem ! Part of the reason the problem has become complex is because of lawyers - and because doctors hid the truth. Here's a way to fix the problem - do we have the guts to implement it ?

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