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Journal Article

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. The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery. 2016;54:3-7.

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.