Balancing "no blame" with accountability in patient safety

Robert M. Wachter, Peter J. Pronovost

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Abstract

The authors argue that in the context of appropriate efforts to reduce medical errors by correcting problems in care-delivery systems, health care organizations have underemphasized individual responsibility. They propose punishing providers who repeatedly do not adhere to procedures for improving patient safety, such as hand washing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1401
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume361
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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