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Radiologists highlight adverse events disclosure at RSNA 2011

Search Health IT, November 30, 2011
Patient safety and errors disclosure aren't only the purview of doctors at the bedside. As awareness about medical errors and adverse events grows, more specialists must get into the act.Significantly, that includes radiologists who, as the clinicians first reviewing and interpreting images and tests, are on the front line of medical diagnoses, according to presenters at the Radiological Society of North America's RSNA 2011 annual meeting. The multifaceted issue of patient safety includes a system in which clinicians feel comfortable disclosing adverse events to patients and families who might be struggling with the emotional impact of a medical error.