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August 14, 2002

How Best to Improve Patient Safety?

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;288(6):697-698. doi:10.1001/jama.288.6.693

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.

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