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Letters Applying aviation safety to healthcare

Aviation model: are current resources being adequately used?

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 18 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1158
  1. Alain Braillon, senior consultant
  1. University Hospital, 80000 Amiens, France
  1. braillon.alain{at}

Kar says that “the aviation industry’s response to increased demand has not been to ask flight attendants to fly planes.”1 Practices from other industries need first to be adapted to the context of healthcare.23

Some basic concepts from aviation have not …

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