Apr 27, 2012

Coalition of Massachusetts Hospitals Launch Medical Apology Initiative

Via Medical Malpractice Law News: A coalition of seven Massachusetts hospitals are undertaking an intiative to transform a culture of "secrecy and denial" regarding medical errors according to a report in The Boston Globe. The hospitals in the coalition include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The plan calls on health providers to fully disclose mistakes to patients and apologize. Under the plan, patients who accept a financial settlement forfeit their right to sue.

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