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J Gen Intern Med
v.12(12); 1997 December
J Gen Intern Med. 1997 December; 12(12): 770–775.
To Tell the Truth
Ethical and Practical Issues in Disclosing Medical Mistakes to Patients
Albert W Wu
, MD, MPH,
Thomas A Cavanaugh
Stephen J McPhee
Guy P Micco
Department of Health Policy and Management School of Hygiene and Public Health, and the Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Department of Philosophy, University of San Francisco, Calif.
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Presented in part at “Examining Errors in Health Care: Developing a Prevention, Education and Research Agenda,” October 13–15, 1996, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Wu : Health Services Research and Development Center, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205.
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