Risk and error in veterinary practice

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5. Risk and error in veterinary practice

Published 20 April 2022

There are some areas of veterinary practice that carry inherent risk and where errors can have significant consequences. While not all adverse outcomes will be related to human error, having systems in place to reduce error can help improve patient safety and provide reassurance for staff.

This section provides references regarding risks in specific areas of practice and some of the measures, including checklists, that can be put in place to manage risk and reduce errors.

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