The Benefits of Admitting Medical Errors Video

Author Atul Gawande discusses who benefits from doctors being open and frank about their medical errors, as context for why he wrote his second book Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance.
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Host: Who benefits from this openness about errors? Male Speaker: You know in the beginning I hope it's me. It's really sort of what I'm writing, I'm thinking out loud and stories I tell are my way of thinking. But, if it connects with people, I hope that it's helping everyone who wants to understand what happens to them in the course of their life. We all depend on medicine in a core way. But then I think, we are also all striving, whether we are doctors or not doctors to understand, how do we do better in our life? How do we take responsibility for the work we do and then actually execute?

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