What the Oscars can teach us about patient safety
Recently, one of the biggest mistakes ever observed on live television occurred when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, presenters of the award, announced the wrong film as winner of the Academy Award for best picture. Not since Janet Jackson’s costume malfunction has, live television caused such uproar.
How could this have happened? How could it have been prevented? Moreover, what can this error teach us about how we care for patients?