The New York Times
By Sharon LaFraniere
Tens of thousands of serious medical mistakes happen every year at American hospitals and clinics. While a handful of health care organizations have opted for broad disclosure amid calls for greater openness, most patients and their families still face significant obstacles if they try to find out what went wrong. Robert Truog, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine, Professor of Anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, and Director of the Center for Bioethics, is quoted.