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Qual Saf Health Care. 2006 Dec;15 Suppl 1:i72-5.

Accidents waiting to happen: the contribution of latent conditions to patient safety.

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NHS National Patient Safety Agency, 4-8 Maple Street, London W1T 5HD, UK. colum.lowe@npsa.nhs.uk

Abstract

Poor design of elements in a healthcare system produce the latent conditions which result in patient safety incidents. A better understanding of these elements and specific healthcare design challenges will result in improved patient safety.

PMID:
17142613
PMCID:
PMC2464871
DOI:
10.1136/qshc.2006.016071
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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