Journal Article

Blind spots in the science of safety.

Bosk CL, Pedersen KZ. Lancet (London, England). 2019;393:978-979.

Safety sciences offer methods to enhance processes and develop organizational culture. This commentary elucidates on the limitations of applying the principles of a science of safety to health care. These weaknesses involve the tension between prospective and retrospective preventability, failure to consider human factors, and the need to understand how context affects care delivery.