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Letters Safety in health care

Saying sorry is not admission of liability

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39479.531343.3A (Published 07 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:291
  1. Emma Cuzner, medicolegal adviser
  1. 1Medical Defence Union, London SE1 8PJ
  1. fields{at}the-mdu.com

    Adverse incidents are often the result of systems or other errors, rather than the fault of one individual, but if your correspondent is suggesting that it is an admission of liability for doctors to admit they have made an error and …

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