Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Layde and colleagues1 argued that patient safety could be improved by
adopting an injury prevention model, while Dr McNutt and colleagues2 argued that this would be better addressed by the
theory of constraints. I have questions about how both groups of authors interpreted
some of the patient safety literature.
Thomas EJ. How Best to Improve Patient Safety?. JAMA. 2002;288(6):697-698. doi:10.1001/jama.288.6.693