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Safety lessons that healthcare can learn from aviation: Part 1

Airlines and aviation have often been held up as standards for safety, but can what they do apply to hospitals, clinics, labs, and other healthcare organizations? Every day, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Traffic Organization (ATO) provides service to more than 45,000 flights and 2.9 million airline passengers across more than 29 million square miles of airspace. Despite this, there were only 1,157 airplane accidents for the entire year of 2021, in which only 221 people were seriously injured.  

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