Journal Article
Commentary

Peer review of medical practices: missed opportunities to learn.

Kadar N. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 2014;211:596-601.

Peer review can provide clinicians with the opportunity to learn from failure. However, insufficient understanding of medical error, process complexity, and a penchant for blame can limit its effectiveness. This commentary suggests that standards for peer assessment specific to error must be developed to achieve learning from mistakes.