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Letters Abandon the term “second victim”

Most medical error is the result of system issues

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 17 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2158
  1. Crystal Strader, manager of risk and claims
  1. Ob Hospitalist Group, 777 Lowndes Hill Road, Greenville, SC 29607, USA
  1. cstrader{at}

I agree with Petersen (to whom I extend my deepest sympathies).12 I’ve heard the argument that the term “second victim” is …

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