Special or Theme Issue

Systematically Identified Failure Is the Route to a Successful Health System.

Tepper J; Martin D; Zwarenstein M; Fields ALA; Daub S; Ikura S; Orridge C; Petch T; O'Leary T; Bhattacharyya O; Bhatia RS; Denny K; Veillard J; Boerma H; Lewis S.

Identifying and addressing organizational factors that enable individual missteps can generate lasting improvements. Exploring challenges to system-level efforts to learn from failure in health care, articles in this special issue discuss the importance of evaluation as a learning strategy, prioritization of improvement efforts, and leadership engagement to initiate innovation.