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Certain uncertainties: modes of patient safety in healthcare.

Jerak-Zuiderent S. Certain uncertainties: modes of patient safety in healthcare. Soc Stud Sci. 2012;42(5):732-52.

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December 19, 2012
Jerak-Zuiderent S. Soc Stud Sci. 2012;42(5):732-52.

Questioning the wisdom of focusing on error counting as a marker of progress in patient safety, this ethnographic commentary argues that the complexity of clinical care often results in unintended consequences arising from even well-designed safety efforts.