Being a good enough doctor: we need to talk about acceptable failure ratesBMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n95 (Published 13 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n95
- Ebrahim Hassen, specialty doctor, emergency medicine
- Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham LL13 7TD, UK
I have long had an interest in safe systems and human factors and I am, unfortunately, a perfectionistic rationalist or, stated differently, a pessimist.
Murphy’s law is an observation.
In my experience, errors that result in adverse outcomes are usually a result of a series of minor errors that …