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Vilensky D, Macdonald RD. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011;15:39-43.
This study analyzed communication errors during call bookings for air medical transport and found both human and process-driven root causes. Examples of major errors identified were commissions of allergies to medications and omissions of intubations from records.
Whitehead S. Emergency Medical Services. July 2007.
The author, a paramedic, recounts his experience with an intubation error and discusses patient care errors within the broader context of human error, necessary fallibility, and quality assurance.