Authors argue that the systems approach to safety is often misunderstood.BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Aug 7; [Epub ahead of print].
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Highlighting how the systems approach is often misunderstood to ascribe responsibility for failure to the system when things go wrong, this commentary explains that the approach is instead meant to reduce variation and enhance individual responsibility and competence with standard procedures.
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