Critical Incidents: A Postscript

  • Annejet P. Meijler


In this book the concept of critical incidents has been emphasized a number of times. The concept as such is rather new and was only recently introduced by Cooper et al. (1978), in the form of a study in which the “critical-incident technique” (Flanagan 1954) was applied to anesthesia management. Until that time, terms such as “mishaps” and “adverse occurrences” etc. had been used in studies which exclusively discussed anesthesia procedures with a fatal outcome.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Annejet P. Meijler
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  1. 1.University of TechnologyMB EindhovenThe Netherlands

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