David Hirsch, MD; Peter Gliatto, MD; Yasmin Meah, MD
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Hirsch D., Gliatto P., Meah Y.; Quality Grand Rounds. Ann Intern Med. 2003;138:W-50. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-138-9-200305060-00023-w1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;138(9):W-50.
TO THE EDITOR:
As chief residents in an internal medicine program, we recognize that residency is a time when addressing medical mistakes is especially important. Failing to recognize errors misses the opportunity to cultivate a vigilance that is essential in medicine. Being called to task on an error, however, can be an ego-crushing experience. We agree with the editorial accompanying the first article in the Annals Quality Grand Rounds series (1) that morbidity and mortality conferences or department-wide quality assurance rounds are often inadequate forums for learning from medical errors. In addition, we think such conferences inhibit group participation.
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