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Mixed Findings in Malpractice Study

Disclosure-and-resolution is an emerging approach to medical malpractice reform in which hospitals inform patients and families of adverse outcomes, investigate and explain what happened, apologize, and, when appropriate, offer financial compensation. In this Commonwealth Fund–supported study, researchers conducted an online survey to see how people would react to 16 different scenarios involving errors, apologies, and compensation offers. Their responses were more complex than might be assumed.

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