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Journal Article
Review

Aviation and healthcare: a comparative review with implications for patient safety.

Kapur N, Parand A, Soukup T, et al. JRSM open. 2016;7:2054270415616548.

Applying aviation safety methods in health care settings has received mixed levels of acceptance as a useful approach. This review compares characteristics of aviation and health care, suggests that organizations should consider unique aspects in medicine when developing aviation-based strategies, and notes the benefits of aviation's focus on human factors, teamwork training, and culture to enhance safety.