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February 3, 2016

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

Kapur N, Parand A, Soukup T, et al. Aviation and healthcare: a comparative review with implications for patient safety. JRSM Open. 2016;7(1)(1):2054270415616548. doi:10.1177/2054270415616548.

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Kapur N, Parand A, Soukup T, et al. JRSM Open. 2016;7(1):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.

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Kapur N, Parand A, Soukup T, et al. Aviation and healthcare: a comparative review with implications for patient safety. JRSM Open. 2016;7(1)(1):2054270415616548. doi:10.1177/2054270415616548.