Table 4

Estimates by the interns of the outcomes of mistakes on patient (n=55)

Estimates of the outcomes on the patientn (%)
Estimated consequences for the patient
 Severe18 (33)
 Medium12 (22)
 Benign9 (16)
 Null14 (25)
 Unevaluable2 (4)
Estimated responsibility by the intern
 High20 (36)
 Medium30 (55)
 Low5 (9)
 None0 (0)
 Unevaluable0 (0)
Estimated avoidability by the intern
 Inevitable0 (0)
 Avoided with difficulty16 (29)
 Easily avoided30 (55)
 Very easily avoided9 (16)