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The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality.

Ardenne M, Reitnauer PG. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 1975;25:1369-79.

The sociological approach to exploring safety has shown promise as a way to understand why certain improvement projects succeed. This monograph examines social factors that affect patient safety improvement, including balancing collective versus individual accountability and strategies to encourage clinicians to raise concerns.