Do these people even stop puttin’ up this crap?
NOOOO, because the people who make these pronouncements are feathering their nests as patient safety advocates.
Trust me on this–I do not screw up 5 % of the time and neither do the others.
This is the product of what we call data mining. Looking through charts for what might be mistakes and errors–of course without good methods.
Then there is the business of screening big reams of charts for “incidents” and problems and then working the outcome bias.
Understand when you look for deaths and bad outcomes and then analyze them–smart people with worried looks and clipboards and red pencils will find a screw up. Bound to. That’s why they are doing the reviews. BMJ is part of the cabal of people who push for more central planners and more people with clipboards.