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Why it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes

The health care system in Canada is not always perfect. Mistakes are made, but Dr. Joshua Tepper believes it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes in order to improve the quality of services.

He says politicians and health professionals are often too worried about losing the public’s trust if they admit to failure, when the public would, in fact, be reassured to know that mistakes are being fixed.

Joshua Tepper is a family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and an advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca.

Interview by Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, journalist intern at EvidenceNetwork.ca, and journalist with Radio-Canada.


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