open disclosure

open disclosure

The admission by a doctor or other health professional to a patient and/or his or her family that the doctor committed a medical mistake. Under open disclosure, the doctor provides relevant information about the event with apologies, explanations and offer to compensate them for their losses. Open disclosure has been increasingly adopted by doctors, hospitals and other stakeholders in healthcare in both the UK and US, as it has been shown to reduce malpractice lawsuits.
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Unlike in Canada, the newly enacted "sunshine laws," as part of the "Obamacare" plan in the United States, will lead to open disclosure of how much compensation physicians receive from pharmaceutical companies.
Yudelson predicts, "Building product manufacturers increasingly try to gain or maintain market share based on open disclosure of chemicals of concerns.
Last spring, for example, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith publicly called for open disclosure of the real party of interest in patent ownership, and soon after, Microsoft led by example, publishing online a freely available list of its 40,000-plus patents, all searchable by title, number, country and name of the entity to which the patent has been assigned.
Although cyber supervision can broaden one's cultural perceptions through the inclusion of diverse ethnic and cultural participants, the lack of visual contact and sensitivity to cultural norms can create barriers to open disclosure in cyber supervision.
A full and open disclosure is the only way Coun Jackson could attempt to restore some measure of public confidence in his role as county councillor.
In particular, there have been significant improvements around open disclosure to patients, implementation of the severe chronic disease management program, improvements in rural health particularly cancer and cardiology services, development of critical patient services at Wollongong and Nepean Hospitals and the establishment of the Agency for Clinical Innovation, and in complaints handling processes.
Whistleblowing is an open disclosure about significant wrongdoing made by a concerned citizen totally or predominantly motivated by notions of public interest, who has perceived the wrongdoing in a particular role and initiates the disclosure of her or his own free will, to a person or agency capable of investigating the complaint and facilitating the correction of wrongdoing.
For that reason, I believe in open disclosure of issues like this, especially when there's minimal potential for anybody to get hurt.
The secretary promised full and open disclosure of the findings, adding that avoiding similar tragedies is imperative.
Each member of the LA7 was a signatory to the agreement and that is why we require as a matter of utmost urgency, a review into the advice given to each member of the LA7, the basis of the legal advice and an open disclosure of all facts relating to advice given by the officers of the airport in relation to this decision.
According to Health Minister David Cunliffe, the new system will mean patients and their families, who suffer harm as a result of errors in their treatment, will see a standardised approach to open disclosure.

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