“For decades the NHS has frowned upon cover-ups but has been prepared to tolerate them,” he said.
“A lack of honesty when things go wrong adds insult to injury and causes unnecessary pain and suffering for everyone. Organisations that hide the truth are also less likely to learn from it.”
If other countries can mandate reporting of medical errors in hospitals, why can't we in the United States do the same? A lack of information is detrimental to patient safety and the prevention of future medical errors.
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