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Saturday, February 28, 2015

A "science for safety": getting the formula - and the grid right

The grid holds great fascination for me.

It didn't start with The Grid in TRON, nor obviously TRON Legacy - even though the realisation is superb.

No, the first grid was in the cobbled back alley at my grandparent's house in St Helens. As a kid staying over in the summer I would take a spoon and the melting tar between the cobblestones was a syrupy invitation.

I must have got in trouble, as spoons were lost down the 'grid'.

In the here and now the "science for safety" report* bears further consideration:
If healthcare is to significantly reduce patient harm, a holistic perspective is necessary to capture the requirements and needs related to the culture, workflow, and technology associated with caring for patients. In this paper, we relate the problem to other industries and how these industries have addressed safety. We identify the current gaps in today’s healthcare approach and describe the actions that can be taken, and the change in mental models that must be made by the global healthcare community, to continuously improve patient safety. p.3 [my emphasis]

The Formula 1 season beckons. The cars tested to the max are still to be tested in anger. They will soon, be ready - on the starting grid.

The "science for safety"
also needs a starting grid.

A conceptual framework recognisable and relevant to all.

*Transforming Patient Safety: A Sector-Wide Systems Approach
Peter J Pronovost, Alan D Ravitz, Robert A Stoll, Susan B Kenned


See also: How do you Balance and Elevate Holism and Patient Safety?

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