Myra Dembrow

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Survey: Error-Reporting Systems Need Work

Doctors want to learn from each others’ mistakes, but concerns about confidentiality and retribution make them leery about formal reporting systems, according to a recent survey. As a result, “much important information remains invisible to institutions and the health care system.”

Contracts Would Replace Malpractice Suits

The think tank that developed the Health Savings Accounts is proposing that contracts replace lawsuits to compensate injured patients. These contracts would disregard fault and mandate full disclosure, while accounting for patient compliance and varying degrees of risk.

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