When Good Doctors Make Mistakes

Two interesting articles from New Yorker “When Doctors Make Mistakes” and “Good Doctors Go Bed

Does Health Care is a High Reliability industry?

The high reliability industry like nuclear station and aviation have some common habits. http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/58/chalktalk.html

How we can do better? Please see Dr. Pronovost’s comments from recent JAMA paper.

Ponovost PJ, Berenholtz SM, Needham DM. A framework for health care organizations to develop and evaluate a safety scorecard. JAMA. 2007 Nov 7;298(17):2063-5

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