THOMAS HENRY GALLAGHER

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patients' and physicians' attitudes regarding the disclosure of medical errors
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356178, Seattle, WA 98195 0001, USA
    JAMA 289:1001-7. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Disclosing harmful medical errors to patients: tackling three tough cases
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, Thomas University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Chest 136:897-903. 2009
  3. pmc Disclosing harmful mammography errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 4311 11th Ave NE, Suite 230, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Radiology 253:443-52. 2009
  4. doi request reprint A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: review of medical error
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    JAMA 302:669-77. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Disclosing harmful medical errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 4608, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:2713-9. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint US and Canadian physicians' attitudes and experiences regarding disclosing errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Departments of Medicine and Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, 4311 11th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1605-11. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Choosing your words carefully: how physicians would disclose harmful medical errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Departments of Medicine and Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, 4311 11th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1585-93. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Disclosing harmful medical errors to patients: a time for professional action
    Thomas H Gallagher
    University of Washington School of Medicine, 4311 11th Ave NE, Suite 230, Campus Box 354981, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1819-24. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint A prescription for protecting the doctor-patient relationship
    Thomas H Gallagher
    University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356178, Seattle, WA 98195 6178, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:61-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Medical errors in the outpatient setting: ethics in practice
    Thomas H Gallagher
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Clin Ethics 13:291-300. 2002

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Patients' and physicians' attitudes regarding the disclosure of medical errors
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356178, Seattle, WA 98195 0001, USA
    JAMA 289:1001-7. 2003
    ..Disclosure of errors to patients is desired by patients and recommended by ethicists and professional organizations, but little is known about how patients and physicians think medical errors should be discussed...
  2. doi request reprint Disclosing harmful medical errors to patients: tackling three tough cases
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, Thomas University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Chest 136:897-903. 2009
    ..Continued discussion within the medical profession about applying disclosure principles to real-world cases can help to better meet patients' and families' needs following medical errors...
  3. pmc Disclosing harmful mammography errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 4311 11th Ave NE, Suite 230, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Radiology 253:443-52. 2009
    ..To assess radiologists' attitudes about disclosing errors to patients by using a survey with a vignette involving an error interpreting a patient's mammogram, leading to a delayed cancer diagnosis...
  4. doi request reprint A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: review of medical error
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    JAMA 302:669-77. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Disclosing harmful medical errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 4608, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:2713-9. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint US and Canadian physicians' attitudes and experiences regarding disclosing errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Departments of Medicine and Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, 4311 11th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1605-11. 2006
    ..Yet, little is known about the malpractice environment's actual effect on physicians' error disclosure attitudes and experiences...
  7. ncbi request reprint Choosing your words carefully: how physicians would disclose harmful medical errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Departments of Medicine and Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, 4311 11th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1585-93. 2006
    ..Little is known about how physicians approach disclosure. The objective of the present study was to describe how physicians disclose errors to patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Disclosing harmful medical errors to patients: a time for professional action
    Thomas H Gallagher
    University of Washington School of Medicine, 4311 11th Ave NE, Suite 230, Campus Box 354981, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1819-24. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint A prescription for protecting the doctor-patient relationship
    Thomas H Gallagher
    University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356178, Seattle, WA 98195 6178, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:61-8. 2004
    ..These measures will help restore the essential element of superb healthcare: a strong doctor-patient relationship...
  10. ncbi request reprint Medical errors in the outpatient setting: ethics in practice
    Thomas H Gallagher
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Clin Ethics 13:291-300. 2002
  11. ncbi request reprint Development and implementation of a Clerkship Counseling Hotline
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Teach Learn Med 17:80-4. 2005
    ..The 3rd year of medical school is stressful, yet students may hesitate to access their school's mental health services...
  12. doi request reprint The attitudes and experiences of trainees regarding disclosing medical errors to patients
    Andrew A White
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98105 4608, USA
    Acad Med 83:250-6. 2008
    ..To measure trainees' attitudes and experiences regarding medical error and error disclosure...
  13. ncbi request reprint Patient-provider discussions about conflicts of interest in managed care: physicians' perceptions
    Rita Gorawara-Bhat
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Ill, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:564-71. 2003
    ..Little is known about how this issue affects encounters between doctors and patients, or about the communication strategies physicians endorse for responding to such concerns...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reporting and disclosing medical errors: pediatricians' attitudes and behaviors
    Jane Garbutt
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:179-85. 2007
    ..To characterize pediatricians' attitudes and experiences regarding communicating about errors with the hospital and patients' families...
  15. doi request reprint Sharing data and experience: using the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) "moral community" to improve research ethics consultation
    Maureen Kelley
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Am J Bioeth 8:37-9; discussion W4-6. 2008
  16. doi request reprint Medical error disclosure among pediatricians: choosing carefully what we might say to parents
    David J Loren
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:922-7. 2008
    ..To determine whether and how pediatricians would disclose serious medical errors to parents...
  17. ncbi request reprint Disclosing errors to patients: perspectives of registered nurses
    Sarah E Shannon
    School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:5-12. 2009
    ..This study explored nurses' perspectives on disclosure of errors to patients and the organizational factors that influence disclosure...
  18. doi request reprint Lost opportunities: how physicians communicate about medical errors
    Jane Garbutt
    Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:246-55. 2008
    ..Efforts to promote error reporting might not reach their potential unless physicians become more effectively engaged in reporting errors at their institutions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Using focus groups to understand physicians' and nurses' perspectives on error reporting in hospitals
    Donna B Jeffe
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:471-9. 2004
    ..To increase error reporting, a better understanding of physicians' and nurses' perspectives regarding medical error reporting in hospitals, barriers to reporting, and possible ways to increase reporting is necessary...
  20. pmc Interprofessional initiatives at the University of Washington
    Peggy S Odegard
    School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Pharm Educ 73:63. 2009
    ..In this manuscript, we will describe the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, and highlight key projects that serve as examples of pharmacy involvement in interprofessional education, research, and service...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk managers, physicians, and disclosure of harmful medical errors
    David J Loren
    Division of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:101-8. 2010
    ..Physicians are encouraged to disclose medical errors to patients, which often requires close collaboration between physicians and risk managers...
  22. doi request reprint The flaws in state 'apology' and 'disclosure' laws dilute their intended impact on malpractice suits
    Anna C Mastroianni
    University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1611-9. 2010
    ..These may actually discourage comprehensive disclosures and apologies and weaken the laws' impact on malpractice suits. Many could be resolved by improved statutory design and communication of new legal requirements and protections...
  23. ncbi request reprint The emotional impact of medical errors on practicing physicians in the United States and Canada
    Amy D Waterman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:467-76. 2007
    ..Being involved in medical errors can compound the job-related stress many physicians experience. The impact of errors on physicians was examined...
  24. pmc Predictors of radiologists' perceived risk of malpractice lawsuits in breast imaging
    John F Dick
    Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 192:327-33. 2009
    ..Our objective was to examine radiologists' reported experiences and perceptions of future lawsuit risk and explore personal and professional factors that may be associated with elevated perceptions of risk...
  25. pmc Patient-centered discussions about prostate cancer screening: a real-world approach
    Barak Gaster
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:661-5. 2010
    ..Although there is no way to make these discussions simple, this streamlined strategy can help patients and providers efficiently negotiate the complex and important decision of screening for prostate cancer...
  26. pmc Brief report: Hospitalized patients' attitudes about and participation in error prevention
    Amy D Waterman
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:367-70. 2006
    ....
  27. pmc Disclosing medical errors to patients: a status report in 2007
    Wendy Levinson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 177:265-7. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Confronting medical errors in oncology and disclosing them to cancer patients
    Antonella Surbone
    European School of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 25:1463-7. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint Patients' concerns about medical errors during hospitalization
    Thomas E Burroughs
    Center for Outcome Research, St Louis University, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:5-14. 2007
    ..Multiwave telephone interviews were conducted in 2002 with 1,656 inpatients from 12 Midwestern hospitals regarding patients' conceptualization of medical errors and perceived risk of seven types of medical errors...
  30. ncbi request reprint Patient concerns about medical errors in emergency departments
    Thomas E Burroughs
    Center for Outcomes Research, Department of Internal Medicine, St Louis University, MO 63104, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:57-64. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint How surgeons disclose medical errors to patients: a study using standardized patients
    David K Chan
    Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Surgery 138:851-8. 2005
    ..For surgeons, communication about errors is particularly important since surgical errors can have devastating consequences. Our objective was to explore how surgeons disclose medical errors using standardized patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint To Err Is Human 5 years later
    Antonella Surbone
    JAMA 294:1758; author reply 1759. 2005

Research Grants4

  1. Using Team Simulation to Improve Error Disclosure to Patients and Safety Culture
    Thomas Gallagher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Improving team communication and disclosure following harmful errors can enhance transparency and safety culture, increase patient satisfaction, and ultimately promote patient safety. ..
  2. Training Doctors to Disclose Unanticipated Outcomes to Patients: Randomized Trial
    Thomas Gallagher; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The findings will be widely applicable to training physicians to meet the increasing demands for effective disclosure. ..
  3. Training Doctors to Disclose Unanticipated Outcomes to Patients: Randomized Trial
    THOMAS HENRY GALLAGHER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings will be widely applicable to training physicians to meet the increasing demands for effective disclosure. ..