AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. March 2004, Volume 6, Number 03

Ethics Poll

Have you Experienced Patient Endangerment or Medical Error?

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Have you ever been concerned about the impact of a colleague?s practices on patient safety?
Have you ever confronted a colleague about patient safety concerns?
Have you ever reported a colleague because of safety concerns?
Assuming that all physicians and students have been involved directly or indirectly in the case of a patient when medical errors were made, were the patients told of the error?
Has a medical error been made during the care of you or a family member?
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.