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Prevention of Medical Errors

1.  The holder of the privilege has the right to read all information in his or her file with the exception of your personal notes which belong solely to you.
A) True
B) False
2.  Patient records should be kept in locked containers except when in use.
A) True
B) False
3.  Psychologists are required to breach confidentiality if the patient is in danger of committing suicide.
A) True
B) False
4.  Failure to report suspected child abuse or neglect is a medical error of omission.
A) True
B) False
5.  HIPAA requires that records on patients be kept by all therapists to protect both the patient and the therapist.
A) True
B) False
6.  HIPAA allows therapists to keep private process notes which can be used to document thoughts, the therapy relationship, theoretical opinions and other matters which do not directly pertain to the treatment plan for the patient.
A) True
B) False
7.  To be sued successfully for malpractice in a civil court, the patient must prove that you have breached the standard of care.
A) True
B) False
8.  The core belief of root-cause analysis is that mistakes do not just happen but can be traced to some well-defined causes.
A) True
B) False
9.  Identifying root causes is the key to preventing similar recurrences.
A) True
B) False
10.  The first step in root-cause analysis is to gather data.
A) True
B) False