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Doctors mistrust systems for reporting medical mistakes

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:12
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    UK doctors do not trust NHS monitoring systems designed to report medical mistakes, a representative survey of 2500 doctors has found.

    The survey, carried out by the doctors' online network,, indicates that although eight out of 10 respondents had witnessed a colleague making a mistake, few were apparently willing to use the available systems to report it.

    One in 10 of the 100 000 strong membership of were surveyed in June to gauge their views on reporting medical mistakes. The survey, which was designed …

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