Disclosure of patient safety incidents: a comprehensive review.
Int J Qual Health Care. 2010 Oct;22(5):371-9
Authors: O'Connor E, Coates HM, Yardley IE, Wu AW
Adverse events are increasingly recognized as a source of harm to patients. When such harm occurs, problems arise in communicating the situation to patients and their families. We reviewed the literature on disclosure across individual and international boundaries, including patients', healthcare professionals' and other stakeholders' perspectives in order to ascertain how the needs of all groups could be better reconciled.
PMID: 20709703 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]