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Journal Article

More holes than cheese. What prevents the delivery of effective, high quality, and safe healthcare in England?

Hignett S, Lang A, Pickup L, et al. Ergonomics. 2018;61:5-14.

Barriers to achieving safe, high-quality health care are well known. This study described the myriad challenges faced by the National Health Service (NHS) in its quest to provide optimal patient care. The authors suggest that the NHS lags behind other safety critical industries in applying human factors principles.