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<p> Most hospitals have embraced the idea of disclosing medical errors to the patient and family members, but Brigham and Women&rsquo;s Hospital in Boston goes a step further by informing all staff about these incidents. The policy could provide information to be used against the hospital in litigation, the risk manager says, but educating staff and improving patient safety are worth the risk.</p>

Risk managers should disclose errors to staff, not just to the patient