Proposed patient safety group looks to aviation model to improve processes

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

April 8, 2009

A paper published in the most recent issue of Health Affairs highlights some of the areas in which patient safety could be improved by utilizing aviation principles. A new proposed patient safety group, the Public Private Partnership to Promote Patient Safety (P5S), seeks to improve healthcare and reduce medical errors by adopting the same techniques that the aviation industry used to reduce fatal accidents. The Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) has been meeting regularly since the mid-1990s to collaborate as an industry on how to make it safer by analyzing accident reports and making recommendations.

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