An interesting article by Natasha Singer about medical apologies appeared over the weekend in the New York Times. The article makes reference to these groups and issues:
- The innovative Sorry Works! coalition
- The U. of Michigan Health System’s success in preventing lawsuits by apologizing
- Failures by drug companies Eli Lilly and Pfizer to fully apologize
- A doctor’s blog about his team’s medical mistake and dozens of comments
Have you run into a medical mistake? Was an apology offered?