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Human factors for all?

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 17 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3025
  1. Brian Toft, professor1
  1. 1Coventry University and Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
  1. brian.toft{at}

I agree with Paterson-Brown’s argument that to substantially improve patient safety, human factors urgently need to be included in undergraduate and postgraduate curriculums.1 It is not just medical students who require such knowledge—the thousands of doctors and other healthcare professionals already practising in …

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