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To continue with the topic from February 5’s posting concerning the power of the apology in reducing litigation over medical errors, today’s Boston Globe carries a story unnervingly captioned “The horror of awakening during surgery“. (Yikes.)

The advice to anesthesiologists in the event this befalls a patient on the operating table? ”If a mistake was made, the doctor should apologize.”

Moral of the story: Never mind malpractice reform.

Just say you’re sorry.

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