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Swiss Cheese Model for COVID-19

The Swiss Cheese Model for COVID-19 is an excellent mental tool to visualize COVID-19 prevention strategies at the system level, a bird’s eye view. First, about the Swiss Cheese Model. As emphasized by James Reason, the model’s creator, it invites us to view human errors as a consequence, not as…

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Swiss Cheese Model and the Hot Cheese Model

Updated on September 18, 2022 September 17 is the #patientsafetyday. This year’s theme is medication safety. WHO calls for urgent action for achieving medication without harm. Healthcare institutions employ the Swiss Cheese Model to prevent medication errors. This post discusses this model and its improved version: The hot cheese model….

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