Safety in anaesthesia: reporting incidents and learning from them.

@article{Merry2008SafetyIA,
  title={Safety in anaesthesia: reporting incidents and learning from them.},
  author={Alan F. Merry},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={337-9}
}
Anaesthetists are proud of their reputation for safety and can point to initiatives in engineering, training and practice guidelines to support it [1]. Many of these advances have been guided by incident reporting. In 1954 Flanagan reported using interviews to collect data on observed behaviours (which he called ‘critical incidents’) to improve the… CONTINUE READING