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Table 1 Questionnaires on Personal Preference of Which Medical Error to be Disclosed and Who to Disclose it

From: Which medical error to disclose to patients and by whom? Public preference and perceptions of norm and current practice

a. Which Error to be disclosed?  
1 I prefer not to be informed about any medical error that occurred during my medical care.
2 I prefer to be informed about a medical error that occurred during my medical care if it caused a major harm (e.g. performing an unnecessary surgery).
3 I prefer to be informed about a medical error that occurred during my medical care if it caused at least a moderate harm (e.g. performing an unnecessary lumber puncture).
4 I prefer to be informed about a medical error that occurred during my medical care if it caused any harm, even a minor one (e.g. drawing an unnecessary blood sample).
5 I prefer to be informed about all medical error that occurred during my medical care even if it did not cause any harm (e.g. a physician orders the wrong medication but the pharmacist doesn't dispense it).
b. Who to Disclose Error?  
1 Any employee in the hospital can inform me about the medical error that occurred to me.
2 Any physician in the hospital can inform me about the medical error that occurred to me.
3 I prefer that the physician who committed the medical error informs me about the medical error that occurred to me.
4 I prefer that the direct manager of the physician who committed the medical error informs me about the medical error that occurred to me.
5 I prefer that the medical director of the hospital informs me about the medical error that occurred to me.
6 I prefer that the chief executive director of the hospital informs me about the medical error that occurred to me.
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