[Editorial] Human factors in medicine – the art of common sense at work

Oeppen, Rachel S, Brennan, Peter A, Taggart, Ian and Reed, Malcolm W R (2019) [Editorial] Human factors in medicine – the art of common sense at work. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 80 (8). pp. 424-425. ISSN 1759-7390

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Abstract

Invited Editorial
We all make mistakes, mostly with little or no adverse impact or consequence. However, in medicine and other high-risk organisations (HROs) such as aviation any error can be
catastrophic. Direct comparison of other HROs with healthcare should not be made as they are diverse professions. However, we should embrace the concepts of learning from HF as an effective mechanism in reducing errors and HF awareness should begin early in undergraduate training and continue throughout any medical career.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Depositing User: Susannah Pettit
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019 14:36
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 15:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/85242

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