Tag Archive for ‘risk reduction’


Letters to the Editor

A letter regarding a recent article published in the Bulletin and the author’s response are featured.


Evolving insights for preventing surgeon errors: Balancing professionalism and cognition with knowledge and skill

This month’s cover story outlines how cognition and self-reflection affect performance and outcomes and provides a sample case describing how behavioral factors likely contributed to an adverse event.

Blameless or blameworthy errors: Does your organization make a distinction?

The aim of creating a safety culture within health care organizations is to balance learning with accountability, assess errors and patterns in a uniform manner, and eliminate unprofessional or intimidating behaviors.


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