A safety system used by aviation pilots to voluntarily report mistakes and hazards could provide a model for similar systems for physicians and healthcare personnel. A study co-authored by Dr. Michael Kanter, KPSOM Chair of Clinical Science, examined a model program at three hospitals over a four-year period, and showed how such a system—not currently employed in healthcare settings—can help capture errors not otherwise reported by individuals or departments. The self-reported learning (SRL) system provided a safe space to report errors and encouraged a higher degree of secondary insight into what was causing certain errors, all of which may help increase efforts to promote error awareness and a culture of safety.
From The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Physician self-reporting could improve healthcare safety
How a model used in aviation may help hospitals, clinicians, and patient outcomes