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Journal Article
Study

Resilience vs. vulnerability: psychological safety and reporting of near misses with varying proximity to harm in radiation oncology.

Jung OS, Kundu P, Edmondson AC, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020;Epub Oct 24.

Psychological safety can empower health care workers to communicate concerns and improve care. This survey of radiation oncology staff found that near misses are not processed and reported equally. The odds of reporting near misses and events resulting in harm improved with increased psychological safety. The authors conclude that educating health care workers to identify near misses and fostering psychological safety can increase reporting and improve patient safety.