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  • Megan-Jane Johnstone and Olga Kanitsaki. Culture, language, and patient safety: making the link. International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2006; 18(5):383-388
  • Bonnabry P, Cingria L, Ackermann M, Sadeghipour F, Bigler L, Mach N. Use of a prospective risk analysis method to improve the safety of the cancer chemotherapy process. Int J Qual Health Care 2006; 18(1):9-16
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  • Miller M.R, Clark J.S, Lehmann C.U. Computer based medication error reporting: insights and implications.  Qual Saf Health Care 2006; 15:208-213
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  • Goldman D. System failure versus personal accountability. The case for clear hands. NEJM 2006; 355(2):121-123
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