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Managing risk: a taxonomy of error in health policy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16435469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper discusses the current initiatives on error and adverse events within healthcare, with a particular focus on the NHS, within the context of health policy. One of the key features of the paper is the proposal for an emergent taxonomy of the medical error literature, developed from the ideologies and rationales that underpin their approaches. This taxonomy provides details of three categories--empiricists, organisational rationalists and reformers of professional culture--and these act as an organising framework for the exploration of the potential consequences of current policy on errors and adverse events. This discussion highlights the tension between optimising health outcomes for patients and managing the health system as effectively as possible. In particular, the inherent tension between explicit managerial formulations of risk and implicit risk management strategies associated with medical professionalism are considered.
Authors:
Paul Joyce; Ruth Boaden; Aneez Esmail
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care analysis : HCA : journal of health philosophy and policy     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1065-3058     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Anal     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-26     Completed Date:  2006-07-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432537     Medline TA:  Health Care Anal     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-46     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, Booth Street West, Manchester.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Classification
Great Britain
Health Policy*
Humans
Medical Errors / classification*
Risk Management / classification*
Safety
State Medicine / organization & administration*

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