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We agree with Kelly et al's characterisation of the prominent role and well-known limitations of incident reporting in supporting improvement in healthcare delivery.1 ,2
The positive principles espoused by the Learning from Excellence team, particularly the emphasis on moving away from a blame culture, which can hold back effective learning from ‘adverse incident reporting’, are to be encouraged. However, to completely ‘eliminate …
Contributors AC-S, HW, JC and NM discussed the article by Kelly et al and agreed on the content of the response. JC and NM drafted the letter, and AC-S and HW were also involved in editing.
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