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Physician, Heel Thyself - NYT

Monday, May 09, 2011   (0 Comments)
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May 7, 2011 Op-Ed in the New York Times


Excerpt - "Such an uncomfortable workplace can have a chilling effect on communication among staff. A 2004 survey by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices found that workplace bullying posed a critical problem for patient safety: rather than bring their questions about medication orders to a difficult doctor, almost half the health care personnel surveyed said they would rather keep silent. Furthermore, 7 percent of the respondents said that in the past year they had been involved in a medication error in which intimidation was at least partly responsible."

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