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Why accountability sharing in health care organizational cultures means patients are probably safer.

Eng DM, Schweikart SJ. AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(9):e779-e783.

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September 23, 2020

Eng DM, Schweikart SJ. AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(9):e779-e783.

The recognition that humans err and the situation of response to error in a constructive and nonpunitive light are central to achieving safe patient care. This article discusses how implementation of just culture principles can assign accountability appropriately while encouraging disclosure and improvement when mistakes occur.