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Journal Article

Comparative issues in aviation and surgical crew resource management: (1) are we too solution focused?

Hunt GJF, Callaghan KSN. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2008;78.

Many health care systems have applied crew resource management methods originally developed by the aviation industry in an effort to develop high-reliability organizations. This article highlights the differences between the aviation and health care operating environments and points out the risks of adopting non–evidence-based safety interventions.