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Understanding medical errors and adverse events in ICU patients.

Garrouste-Orgeas M, Flaatten H, Moreno R. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Aug 7; [Epub ahead of print].

This commentary describes organizational and individual factors that affect safety in the intensive care unitand offers recommendations to prevent medical errors in this environment, including promoting transparency, focusing on systems-related causes for failures rather than blaming individuals, and standardizing procedures and equipment.

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