Survey finds radiologists hesitant to reveal mammography errors

11/2/2009 | HealthImaging.com

Radiologists seem reluctant to reveal mammography-related errors and adverse events to patients because of fear of litigation and lack of confidence in their communication skills, among other factors, according to a survey published in the Radiology journal. Although greater openness is necessary regarding errors in breast imaging, the authors concluded that "effective disclosure remains the exception, not the rule."

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