The idea of disclosure of errors has been kicked around the medical malpractice community for at least a decade. Several studies, most notability from the University of Michigan, claim that disclosing mistakes and directly addressing bad outcomes at the time of the occurrence have dramatically reduced liability costs.
A recent Boston Globe Magazine article has discussed the issues with implementing a culture where errors are openly confronted and discussed with patients.
Support for these measures has begun to be embraced by hospital and physician malpractice insurers. ProtectNursingHomes.com expects senior care liability underwriters to slowly begin asking about facilities procedures in disclosing errors to families. Contact us today to discuss better positioning your organization for changes ahead.