Houston, We've Had a Problem: When Do We Override Rules?
Abstract:As important as rules are in health care, the authors explain why it is sometimes necessary to deviate from them to maximize patient outcomes. They then provide a framework for documenting, discussing, and teaching the importance of making exceptions and changing rules.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2002
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