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Emotional impact of patient safety incidents on family physicians and their office staff.

Authors
  • O'Beirne, Maeve
  • Sterling, Pam
  • Palacios-Derflingher, Luz
  • Hohman, Stacey
  • Zwicker, Karen
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
177–183
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3122/jabfm.2012.02.110166
PMID: 22403198
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

All members of the health care team report experiencing emotions related to patient safety incidents in their practice. Incidents with minor or no harm still invoked emotional responses from the providers. It is important to understand the impact that patient safety incidents have on the medical clinic as a whole.

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