Aviation underwent a major culture change after the shock of the 1977 Tenerife disaster, which has gradually matured into the successful safety management systems we have today. Has the Hyponatraemia Report in Northern Ireland or the Bawa-Garba case in the UK the potential to be healthcare's turning point and transform our approach to error? What can we learn from aviation to shortcut the learning process?
The author of this article is both a doctor and pilot with extensive experience in both industries. Published in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review in 2018.