Letters Patient safety

Importance of near misses

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3032 (Published 28 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3032
  1. Benjamin W Lamb, clinical research fellow1,
  2. Kamal Nagpal, clinical research fellow1
  1. 1Imperial College London, London W2 1PG
  1. benjamin.lamb{at}imperial.ac.uk

    The sixth report of the government committee on patient safety emphasises serious events such as the case of Wayne Jowett, who received a fatal injection of an anticancer drug at the wrong site.1 However, less than 30% of adverse events result in …

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