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Doctors and patients feel the same after medical errors

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39380.679039.80 (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:908

When doctors make serious mistakes they feel guilty, afraid, and alone. Patients and families harmed by those mistakes feel the same guilt, the same fear, and the same isolation say two US doctors who interviewed victims of medical error while …

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