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Changing health care culture: a prerequisite to improving patient safety

Authors Azizi S, Siddiqui F, Iqbal I

Received 5 April 2017

Accepted for publication 25 April 2017

Published 8 May 2017 Volume 2017:13 Pages 623—624

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S138896

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Hoa Le

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Garry Walsh

Saeed Azizi, Faisal Siddiqui, Ithsham Iqbal

Faculty of Medicine, St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK

We read the recent article by Chua et al1 with great interest. We found it thought-provoking to read how novel interventions, such as sharing errors, among the team can reduce the frequency of error recurrence in the future. We are hopeful that if such interventions were applied to other areas of health care, it would yield similar results. Having said this, we strongly believe that an important prerequisite of openness among health care workers is required for such interventions to work.
 
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