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Safety lessons from the NIH Clinical Center.

Gandhi TK. Safety Lessons from the NIH Clinical Center. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(18):1705-1707.

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November 9, 2016
Gandhi TK. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(18):1705-1707.

System failures can remain undetected over time in large organizations. This perspective describes elements of a health care research environment that enabled lapses in safety, such as financial pressures and shifting priorities. The author calls for industry-wide learning from this example to ensure that patient safety remains a priority and that organizations invest and commit to an infrastructure that encourages safety.

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Gandhi TK. Safety Lessons from the NIH Clinical Center. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(18):1705-1707.