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Error in medicine

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:811
  1. Douglas Carnall (
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    The consensus this week is that medicine lags behind other industries that are safety critical. The principal remedy will be to change from a culture of blame to a learning culture, in which the focus of inquiry shifts from the individual to the system in which errors were made. In other words, make the system work, and the individuals will take care …

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