Choosing wisely - a non-adversarial approach.

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Technology should promote access to charting and original test results before we are left to rely upon the doctors' and patients' memories.

Sharing of critical information may permit and promote earlier assessment and diagnosis of problems.

Technology could permit and promote the sharing of patient information, but technology can only do so much.

I wish the Canadian Medical Protective Association would permit and promote a non-adversarial approach for patient safety.

http://www.choosingwiselycanada.org/

From what I can see, the CMPA's tactics prevent both doctors and patients from choosing wisely.

We care deeply about our

We care deeply about our patients, and we take it very seriously when one of them is injured, concerned or unhappy about the care we have provided. We also care deeply about our staff, and we want to support and protect them so they can continue to do great work. And, we want to create as safe an environment as possible for both patients and staff.

https://www.uofmhealth.org/michigan-model-medical-malpractice-and-patient-safety-umhs

Would this work in Canada?

“Apologize and learn when we’re wrong, explain and vigorously defend when we’re right, and view court as a last resort.”

Here in Canada, there are organizations to protect the reputation and health of doctors and nurses.

Canadian doctors and nurses "care deeply about our patients, and we take it very seriously when one of them is injured, concerned or unhappy about the care we have provided" too. (I could be wrong, but I think most of us do.)

Unless and until the organizations which support the financial health of doctors and nurses have a system and culture in place where doctors and nurses can "apologize and learn when we're wrong", then we are not making patient safety the priority it needs to be, in my opinion.

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