How to apologize effectively for medical errors

Medical errors are common and are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 250,000 deaths per year, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Apologizing to patients for medical errors is encouraged by various health care associations, but several barriers, including fear of being sued, may hinder the offering of apologizes. Several states have enacted laws to allow physicians to say “I’m sorry” without having the apology used in court to allay such fears, as well as reduce costly malpractice litigations; however, new

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