US doctors and public disagree over mandatory reporting of errorsBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7372.1055 (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1055
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
The US public is much more concerned about the quality and safety of health care than doctors are, says a new study.
Three years ago a report from the Institute of Medicine estimated that medical errors killed 44000 to 98000 Americans every year (BMJ 1999;319:1519). A new study by Dr Andrew Robinson and colleagues at the University …