Exploring error in team-based acute care scenarios: an observational study from the United Kingdom

August 31, 2012

Source:  Academic Medicine

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Date of publication:  June 2012

Publication type:  Article

In a nutshell:  This article follows 38 junior doctors, in their first year after medical qualification, in NHS Lothian.  It looks at the errors made by these doctors and investigates whether there was a single cause. The article reasons that identifying a single cause for each error could identify which knowledge and skills which are most vulnerable to specific errors and enable specially tailored educational strategies to be developed to try to prevent them.

Acknowledgements:  Kings Fund

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