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Journal Article

Remembering to learn: the overlooked role of remembrance in safety improvement.

Macrae C. BMJ quality & safety. 2017;26:678-682.

A key activity in patient safety work involves drawing from institutional memory to understand failures and design interventions to prevent them from reoccurring. This commentary discusses learning from failure, or remembrance, in health care and suggests avenues for future research to increase its application in improvement efforts.