Table 1

Questionnaires on Personal Preference of Which Medical Error to be Disclosed and Who to Disclose it

a. Which Error to be disclosed?


1

I prefer not to be informed about any medical error that occurred during my medical care.

2

I prefer to be informed about a medical error that occurred during my medical care if it caused a major harm (e.g. performing an unnecessary surgery).

3

I prefer to be informed about a medical error that occurred during my medical care if it caused at least a moderate harm (e.g. performing an unnecessary lumber puncture).

4

I prefer to be informed about a medical error that occurred during my medical care if it caused any harm, even a minor one (e.g. drawing an unnecessary blood sample).

5

I prefer to be informed about all medical error that occurred during my medical care even if it did not cause any harm (e.g. a physician orders the wrong medication but the pharmacist doesn't dispense it).

b. Who to Disclose Error?

1

Any employee in the hospital can inform me about the medical error that occurred to me.

2

Any physician in the hospital can inform me about the medical error that occurred to me.

3

I prefer that the physician who committed the medical error informs me about the medical error that occurred to me.

4

I prefer that the direct manager of the physician who committed the medical error informs me about the medical error that occurred to me.

5

I prefer that the medical director of the hospital informs me about the medical error that occurred to me.

6

I prefer that the chief executive director of the hospital informs me about the medical error that occurred to me.


Hammami et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:17   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-11-17

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