Organization, safety and error
published in January - February 2021 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.1
Giacomo Delvecchio, Federico Delvecchio

Behind every single medical practitioner who commits an error, there is a hidden system error, which needs to be identified and analyzed in order to prevent its replication by other practitioners. Because on closer inspection, safety cannot be seen as the ‘reverse side’ of error, or as something downstream of the error. Rather, it is error that should be viewed as the reverse side of safety, at least in a system that really focuses on the well-being of all those who are exposed to the consequences of an adverse event or accident.