Doctors' thinking about 'the system' as a threat to patient safety.

@article{Waring2007DoctorsTA,
  title={Doctors' thinking about 'the system' as a threat to patient safety.},
  author={Justin Waring},
  journal={Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={29-46}
}
'Systems thinking' is an important feature of the emerging 'patient safety' agenda. As a key component of a 'safety culture', it encourages clinicians to look past individual error to recognize the latent factors that threaten safety. This article investigates whether current medical thinking is commensurate with the idea of 'systems thinking' together with its implications for policy. The findings are based on qualitative semi-structured interviews with specialist physicians working within one… CONTINUE READING
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