Inquiries into health care: learning or lynching?

  title={Inquiries into health care: learning or lynching?},
  author={Ron Paterson},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={121 1286},
  • Ron Paterson
  • Published 2008 in The New Zealand medical journal
There is a spectrum of reasons for inquiries into health care: learning, catharsis, reassurance, and accountability. The tension is immediately obvious. Is the primary purpose learning or lynching? We need to learn from major health inquiries. New Zealand needs a culture of inquiry that encourages health professionals to discuss their concerns. We need mechanisms that enable health professionals to share, learn, and implement changes for improvement. We need processes that support more informed… CONTINUE READING