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Medical errors: Honesty is the best policy

By: Monique Tello, M.D., Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications “It’s a definite that you’re all going to screw up, but it’s not a definite that any of you will learn from that,” declared one of our medical school instructors, years ago. “Cultivate the attitude that allows you to own your mistakes, and then, not repeat them.” How common are medical errors? …

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