Journal Article

Near-misses are an opportunity to improve patient safety: adapting strategies of high reliability organizations to healthcare.

Van Spall H; Kassam A; Tollefson TT.

Near misses, also referred to as close calls, are an underutilized safety improvement resource due to lack of reporting and a clear definition. Using aviation as a high reliability model, this review outlines strategies to augment reporting and analysis of near misses in health care.