The physician's perception of medical error and its application to the development of an educational training tool.

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AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 2003: 787.


It is becoming clear that if we are to impact the rate of medical errors it will have to be done at the practicing physician level. The purpose of this project was to survey the attitude of physicians in Alabama concerning their perception of medical error, and to obtain their thoughts and desires for medical education in the area of medical errors. The information will be used in the development of a physician education program.


Alabama, Attitude of Health Personnel, Data Collection, Education, Medical, Continuing, Humans, Medical Errors, Physicians


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