The natural lifespan of a safety policy: violations and system migration in anaesthesia.

  title={The natural lifespan of a safety policy: violations and system migration in anaesthesia.},
  author={Guillaume Pel{\'e}e de Saint Maurice and Yves Auroy and Charles Vincent and Ren{\'e} Amalberti},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  volume={19 4},
BACKGROUND Safety rules continue growing rapidly, as if constraining human behaviour was the unique avenue for reaching ultimate safety. Safety rules are essential for a safe system, but their multiplication can have counterproductive effects. OBJECTIVE To monitor, in an anaesthesia ward, compliance with a process-oriented safety rule, and understand barriers and facilitators which help and hinder physicians from following guidelines. METHODS The rule stipulated that the day before surgery… CONTINUE READING

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