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Patient safety: where to aim when zero harm is not the target-a case for learning and resilience.

Stockwell DC, Kayes DC, Thomas EJ. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(5):e877-e882.

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August 31, 2022
Stockwell DC, Kayes DC, Thomas EJ. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(5):e877-e882.

Striving for “zero harm” in healthcare has been advocated as a patient safety goal. In this article, the authors discuss the unintended consequences of “zero harm” goals and provide an alternative approach emphasizing learning and resilience goals (leveled-target goal setting, equal emphasis goals, data-driven learning, and developmental – rather than performance – goals).

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Stockwell DC, Kayes DC, Thomas EJ. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(5):e877-e882.

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