Many pediatricians polled in a recent survey say they’re more likely to admit a medical error to the family of a child only if the error is obvious, according to a study published this month in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. About 200 pediatricians in St. Louis and Seattle were surveyed about whether and how they would disclose medical errors to kids or their families. Fifty-three percent of those surveyed said they would definitely disclose errors. About 26 percent indicated they would apologize for errors, HealthDay reports.

“The findings very much fell in line with what we had seen in other specialties that have been surveyed, internal medicine physicians and surgeons specifically,” David Loren, author of the study stated.

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