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CT hospitals follow aviation, nuclear power in targeting errors

This is a picture of Dr. Setu Vora holding a list of strategies for anticipating and mitigating patient safety problems, which he keeps attached to his hospital badge.

It was a big deal at John Dempsey Hospital when a housekeeper stopped a doctor from entering a room where a procedure was taking place. The celebration that followed was part of a broader effort to improve patient safety, modeled after strategies used in aviation, nuclear power and other industries where even small mistakes can have dire consequences. Continue Reading →

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