Law, Health Care, and Ethics: Detoxifying the Lethal Mix

2004 Virtual Mentor  
But there is hope. A systems analysis approach to error in medicine [7] and other similar industries like aviation and nuclear power has made great strides in error reduction and improved safety [8] [9] [10] . Unfortunately, this highly successful approach is thwarted by a common theme in current legal and traditional medical perspectives-individual shame and blame. A new medical and legal paradigm must be embraced that allows what works-systems analysisto be encouraged and widely used in
more » ... idely used in improving health system safety.
doi:10.1001/virtualmentor.2004.6.3.oped1-0403 pmid:23260411 fatcat:uwuq3ydx4neixfcol7lwdfdfmm