The PopTort has its most recent quiz on medical malpractice issues here. Go and see how well you do.
The last question in the quiz asks "how often do medical providers voluntarily disclose errors to patients?" You can go take the quiz to find the answer ... but along that theme, the TortsProf blog reported recently as follows: "The Department of Defense is expanding a program, already underway at
eight facilities, in which conversations are encouraged between medical
practitioners and patients about medical injuries. The program allows
patients and providers an avenue to discuss injuries and apologize.
Alternative dispute resolution is also provided. The program does not
require a waiver of malpractice actions, though the Feres Doctrine
already prevents active-duty troops from suing for med mal. Pursuant to
the program, no determinations about negligence are made. Military
Times has the story."