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Lessons health care can learn from aviation

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 23 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1777
  1. Jim Rodger, head of professional services department1
  1. 1Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland, Glasgow G2 4EA
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    When it comes to risk, aviation and health care have more in common than you might think.1 For some years, the Medical and Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) has been working with Terema, an organisation run by a group of doctors and former British Airways pilots that focuses on managing the “human factors” in risk. We are currently hosting a …

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