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An ethnographic study of classifying and accounting for risk at the sharp end of medical wards.

Dixon-Woods M, Suokas A, Pitchforth E, et al. Social science & medicine (1982). 2009;69:362-9.

This study of four medical wards in the United Kingdom highlights the importance of understanding how staff members identify, evaluate, and address risk in assessing their responses to efforts to promote change.