Journal Article

People, systems and safety: resilience and excellence in healthcare practice.

Smith AF, Plunkett E. Anaesthesia. 2019;74:508-517.

Health care leaders have embraced applying safety sciences methods to improve care delivery. This review discusses the evolution of health care safety from focusing on reactive analysis and response to error (Safety-1) to one that seeks to prevent errors through emphasizing safe system design (Safety-2). The authors advocate for developing a resilient system to examine what works well and incorporate those practices into daily work.