Journal Article
Review

Healthcare scandals and the failings of doctors: do official inquiries hold the profession to account?

Mannion R, Davies H, Powell M, et al. Journal of health organization and management. 2019;33:221-240.

Organizational acceptance of accountability for failures and implementation of solutions are critical to improve safety. This review explores the impact of investigations focused at the individual, practice, and system levels. The authors describe design and operational failings at each level that enable purposeful or accidental patient harm.