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Patient safety: time for a transformational change in medical education

Christine M Jorm
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (8): 487-488.
Published online: 18 October 2010

To the Editor: The pace of improvement in the safety and quality of health care has been disappointing. However, the recent enthusiasm for medical education providing a new solution is troubling.1,2 The safety and quality movement has been regrettably dismissive of the need for creation of evidence.3 Indeed, it now seems that the focus on “dramatic” errors has been a distraction from the major volume of harm due to the poor care of patients with chronic disease.4

  • Christine M Jorm

  • Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney University, Sydney, NSW.


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