Monday, December 01, 2008

If my patient gets an infection it’s somebody else’s fault

I found this ad in the ICU lounge:

It reflects our new culture. The patient safety movement purported to replace a culture of blame with one of transparency and constructive system change. But the movement’s obsession with “never events”, aided and abetted by popular media, has had the opposite effect. I’m afraid this is headed in the wrong direction.

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