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Looking back on the history of patient safety: an opportunity to reflect and ponder future challenges.

Schiff G, Shojania KG. Looking back on the history of patient safety: an opportunity to reflect and ponder future challenges. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2021 Oct 10. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014163.

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November 3, 2021
Schiff G, Shojania KG. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;31(2):148-152.

This commentary discusses Dr. Lucian Leape’s new book and highlights the ongoing challenges to sustained quantifiable progress to improving patient safety, including misguided metrics, equipment design issues, persistence of fear and blame culture, burnout and shortages of nurses, primary care and other essential workers.

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Schiff G, Shojania KG. Looking back on the history of patient safety: an opportunity to reflect and ponder future challenges. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2021 Oct 10. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014163.