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Manifestations of high-reliability principles on hospital units with varying safety profiles: a qualitative analysis.

Mossburg SE, Weaver SJ, Pillari MS, et al. Journal of nursing care quality. 2019;34:230-235.

High reliability principles from other high-risk industries are frequently adapted to health care to improve safety. In this qualitative study, researchers found that those working on hospital units with better safety performance tended to use language describing responses to safety issues and errors more consistent with high reliability principles than units with lower safety performance.