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Good people who try their best can have problems: recognition of human factors and how to minimise error.

Brennan PA, Mitchell DA, Holmes S, et al. Good people who try their best can have problems: recognition of human factors and how to minimise error. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016;54(1):3-7. doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2015.09.023.

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January 27, 2016
Brennan PA, Mitchell DA, Holmes S, et al. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016;54(1):3-7.

Human error can contribute to failures in health care. Using examples from aviation, this review explores how human factors can affect safety in the surgical environment. The authors suggest that focusing on addressing human factors can help health care to achieve high reliability.

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Brennan PA, Mitchell DA, Holmes S, et al. Good people who try their best can have problems: recognition of human factors and how to minimise error. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016;54(1):3-7. doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2015.09.023.