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The harms of promoting 'Zero Harm'.

Thomas EJ. The harms of promoting ‘Zero Harm’. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;29(1):4-6. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009703.

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February 19, 2020
Thomas EJ. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;29(1):4-6.

Achieving “zero harm” has been advocated as a patient safety goal. This editorial proposes that the conversation shift from striving to achieve absolute safety (Zero Harm) towards actively managing risk using both reactive and proactive approaches to safety management.

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Thomas EJ. The harms of promoting ‘Zero Harm’. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;29(1):4-6. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009703.

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