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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This will give investors the confidence to invest their savings in the new service, knowing it sits within an advanced legal framework characterised by trust, fairness and open disclosure.
Any sort of anxieties regarding CPEC can only be lessened through open disclosure of the terms on which the project is being negotiated.
Maybe the company culture is one less of open disclosure than of "go along to get along.
Prevention is an important theme, and defence organisations must continue to play their part to promote safe practice in medicine, with open disclosure being a crucial element.
The American consumer is looking for open disclosure on GMOs, and we continue to see non-GMO oil requests for canola and soybean oil," Coleman reports.
Although doing little to make the health care setting safer for patients, apologies chill "the open disclosure of sensitive information and accompanying frank discussion" (7(p316)) necessary for improving patient safety.
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.
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.
Much of public health manage through government agencies that entail direct responsiveness to legislative, regulatory, and policy directives, careful balancing of competing priorities, and open disclosure of all activities.
More regulation and open disclosure would not help unless the basic laws of corruption are changed.

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