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Chapter 3

N of One: The False Assumption of Admitting Errors

Peter Smulowitz, MD and Rob Orman, MD
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Should we admit medical mistakes? Most risk managers (and med mal attorneys) might say no, but Dr. Peter Smulowitz says that’s the wrong thinking. Admitting errors can be good for patients and good for us.

 

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Dennis H. -

Ok rant on: pet peeve on the use of the (IMHO) pejorative “provider”. Too easy to use this collective term and I can’t stand it! We are physicians, PA, NP, etc! Rant off.

Subject matter is great. We need to continue to move toward a system analogous to New Zealand.

Rob O., MD -

Hey Dennis! You are not alone in this sentiment. When speaking of the collective of clinicians in the ED who participate in patient care, it's hard to find the right word, and a bit of a mouthful to say all of the different permutations and levels of training. What's your ideal term to describe that group of people?

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