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Full Disclosure Required After Error, Dx Change


Patients have the right to be informed about medical errors that occurred and caused them harm. The American Medical Association, in opinion 8.12, states that physicians have a fundamental ethical requirement to deal honestly and openly with patients at all times. Patients have a right to know their past and present medical status and to be free of any mistaken beliefs concerning their condition. When a patient suffers significant medical complications resulting from a physician’s more...
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