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May I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Tommaso Bellandi and his colleagues on this very timely reminder to national medical establishments of their responsibility to ensure patient safety. Primarily this can be achieved by a safety plan that treats reporting of unsafe practices (currently treated as unacceptable whistle blowing) as an acceptable and responsible practice. This could be developed on the basis of no names, no pack drill; thus avoiding the issue of "status". Of course serious events would have to resolved differently, but I suspect that most events would not be of this importance.
The results of an inadequate safety policy are clearly outlined by the authors in the costs involved in reparations and legal defense; money that would be far better spent on proper safe health care than on providing large sums of money on reparation and legal fees.
Will the medical establishment and the NHS do anything to rectify the current inadequate/negligible safety? I doubt it unless considerable political and patient pressure is exerted on them.