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Journal Article

The systems approach to medicine: controversy and misconceptions.

Dekker SWA, Leveson NG. BMJ quality & safety. 2015;24:7-9.

Highlighting how the systems approach is often misunderstood to ascribe responsibility for failure to the system when things go wrong, this commentary explains that the approach is instead meant to reduce variation and enhance individual responsibility and competence with standard procedures.