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US doctors and public disagree over mandatory reporting of errors

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1055
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 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 …

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