From aviation to medicine: applying concepts of aviation safety to risk management in ambulatory care.

@article{WilfMiron2003FromAT,
  title={From aviation to medicine: applying concepts of aviation safety to risk management in ambulatory care.},
  author={Rachel Wilf-Miron and I Lewenhoff and Zvi Benyamini and Ari Aviram},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          35-9
        }
}
The development of a medical risk management programme based on the aviation safety approach and its implementation in a large ambulatory healthcare organisation is described. The following key safety principles were applied: (1). errors inevitably occur and usually derive from faulty system design, not from negligence; (2). accident prevention should be an ongoing process based on open and full reporting; (3). major accidents are only the "tip of the iceberg" of processes that indicate… CONTINUE READING

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