We thank Davidson and Brennan for their recent article that highlighted the importance of the awareness of human factors within oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS).
1Human factors training in aviation came to prominence after a series of tragic accidents, and the subsequent application of these principles to medicine highlights how our specialty can and should continue to lead within this field.
- Davidson M.
- Brennan P.A.
Leading article: What has an Airbus A380 Captain got to do with OMFS? Lessons from aviation to improve patient safety.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019; 57: 407-411
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- Leading article: What has an Airbus A380 Captain got to do with OMFS? Lessons from aviation to improve patient safety.Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019; 57: 407-411
- Dentists are humans too – education in human factors within dental care.Br Dent J. 2018; 11: 901-904
- WHO guidelines for safe surgery 2009: safe surgery saves lives.2009 (Available from URL: who.int/patientsafety/safesurgery/tools_resources/9789241598552/en/ (last accessed 20 November 2019))
Published online: December 19, 2019
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