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Transparency

Healthcare organizations and providers have historically been uncomfortable admitting a mistake.  The reasons are many including the cost of medical liability.  Organizations like WakeMed are working on a culture change based on the premise that even competent professionals can and do make mistakes.  This culture change affords a tremendous opportunity to use the inevitable mistakes as learning opportunities, making healthcare safer for patients.  Full disclosure of medical mistakes will also help consumers make better educated decisions when choosing healthcare services.