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Journal Article

Resilience and resilience engineering in health care.

Fairbanks RJ, Wears RL, Woods DD, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40(8):376-383.

Resilience is a characteristic that enables individuals to adapt to uncertain conditions in their work environment to prevent failure. Summarizing a workshop on how resilience can enhance patient safety, this commentary defines key elements of resilient organizations and provides examples of resilience engineering techniques applied in health care.