There are two hallmarks of successful EAFRTs. Open and honest discussion of system gaps and ideas for bridging them requires EAFRTs to have: (1) a culture of avoiding “blame and shame”; and (2) legal protections that treat team discussions and records as confidential and limit or prohibit their disclosure outside the team. Teams employ one or more practices to fulfill these principles. Click here to see the Preventing Blame and Shame chart and the Confidentiality Practices chart.

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