RiskBites: Human factors in error
14 min
To err is human, yet human error impacts the treatment outcomes for patients with as many of 12% of patients who attend hospital suffering an adverse outcome as a result of error¹.

This episode of RiskBites discusses if we should accept this as ‘just how it goes’ or can we take steps to positively influence our error rate?

Further Resources
https://www.dentalprotection.org/australia/publications-resources/dentolegal-articles/articles/human-factors-in-error

¹ Panagioti M et al, Prevalence, severity, and nature of preventable patient harm across medical care settings: systemic review and meta-analysis, BMJ 2019; 366:4185
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This episode is part of our podcast series, RiskBites, which provides short, bite-sized guidance around some of the key issues impacting the dental profession right now.
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