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Errors take a toll on doctors who make them

Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2008
A survey of more than 3,000 doctors, reported in the August 2007 Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, found that doctors lost confidence, were anxious about future errors and had trouble sleeping and reduced job satisfaction when they had been involved in a medical error. Only 10 percent said they thought their institution provided adequate support following an error.