UK surgery already applies aviation safety practiceBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1310 (Published 01 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1310
- Adam Lewis, retired consultant surgeon and CORESS board member1,
- Frank Smith, programme director, CORESS1,
- Peter Tait, chief executive2,
- Denis Wilkins, retired consultant surgeon and CORESS board member1
- 1Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London WC2A 3PN, UK
- 2CHIRP Charitable Trust, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6UU, UK
Neither side of the debate on translating ideas from aviation to patient safety1 2 mentions the Confidential Reporting System in Surgery (CORESS), the surgical equivalent of the well established Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) in aviation.
Often the only person who recognises a near miss or minor mishap is the person concerned. These no-harm incidents or precursors are the …
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