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Editorial Culture of blame in the National Health Service;



consequences and solutions The single greatest impediment to error prevention is that we punish people for making mistakes. Dr Lucian Leape, Harvard School of Public Health A culture of blame has been inherent to human civilization. For centuries now, society has attempted to find a scapegoat for any perceived wrong within its precincts. In the more logical and methodical field of science, one would have hoped to find some reprieve, but even these large corridors of human intellec-tual activities are often rocked by this deplorable culture of fault finding and blame. Charles Darwin and Galileo were blamed and suffered hardships because their new scientific concepts challenged the established beliefs. The health industry has its share of this culture, as have the aviation and nuclear industries

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