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Disclosure of medical injury to patients: an improbable risk management strategy.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Jan-Feb; 26(1):215-26.HA

Abstract

Pressure mounts on physicians and hospitals to disclose adverse outcomes of care to patients. Although such transparency diverges from traditional risk management strategy, recent commentary has suggested that disclosure will actually reduce providers' liability exposure. We tested this theory by modeling the litigation consequences of disclosure. We found that forecasts of reduced litigation volume or cost do not withstand close scrutiny. A policy question more pressing than whether moving toward routine disclosure will expand litigation is the question of how large such an expansion might be.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. studdert@hsph.harvard.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17211031

Citation

Studdert, David M., et al. "Disclosure of Medical Injury to Patients: an Improbable Risk Management Strategy." Health Affairs (Project Hope), vol. 26, no. 1, 2007, pp. 215-26.
Studdert DM, Mello MM, Gawande AA, et al. Disclosure of medical injury to patients: an improbable risk management strategy. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007;26(1):215-26.
Studdert, D. M., Mello, M. M., Gawande, A. A., Brennan, T. A., & Wang, Y. C. (2007). Disclosure of medical injury to patients: an improbable risk management strategy. Health Affairs (Project Hope), 26(1), 215-26.
Studdert DM, et al. Disclosure of Medical Injury to Patients: an Improbable Risk Management Strategy. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Jan-Feb;26(1):215-26. PubMed PMID: 17211031.
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