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Learning from disasters to improve patient safety: applying the generic disaster pathway to health system errors
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    The Systems Approach, Disasters, Errors and Patient Safety: Some Comments on Travalgia et al., (2010)

    Travaglia et al's recent paper in BMJQS[1] alongside their earlier work[2] provides some valuable insights into research which has been carried out on large-scale disasters and accidents. This type of work has the potential to move patient safety away from a focus on individual error and towards the adoption of a wider and more inclusive perspective on the failure of whole health care systems such as hospital.[3] That sa...

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