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Balancing “no blame” with accountability in patient safety


This article explains the challenge of balancing accountability and a “no blame” model in healthcare systems when promoting patient safety. Accountability is defined as taking responsibility for one’s actions. In this article, it is taking responsibility for malpractice that increases patient harm. the “no blame” model is defined as not accusing a single entity for any healthcare misconduct. It is important for healthcare systems to embody both taking responsibility for healthcare malpractices as well as the “no blame” model to effectively promote patient safety and quality and reduce adverse health events.


Wachter, R. M., & Pronovost, P. J. (2009). Balancing “No Blame” with Accountability in Patient Safety. New England Journal of Medicine, 361(14), 1401–1406.