'Just Culture' encourages error reporting, improves patient safety

Rideout, Deborah
July 2013
OR Manager;Jul2013, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p13
Trade Publication
The article discusses a practice environment, called Just Culture, which encourages error reporting in health care organizations. Topics include an example of an incident of a operating room (OR) nurse who reported the contamination of an OR sterile field, a seminar on the Ten Elements for Safer Surgery developed by the hospital system Advocate Health Care in Chicago, Illinois, and the implementation of Just Culture at the Southcoast Hospitals Group in New Bedford, Massachusetts.


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