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Article: A human factors engineering paradigm for patient safety: Designing to support the performance of the healthcare professional

TitleA human factors engineering paradigm for patient safety: Designing to support the performance of the healthcare professional
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KeywordsReferences (45) View In Table Layout
Issue Date2006
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://qhc.bmjjournals.com/
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Quality And Safety In Health Care, 2006, v. 15 SUPPL. 1, p. i59-i65 How to Cite?
AbstractThe goal of improving patient safety has led to a number of paradigms for directing improvement efforts. The main paradigms to date have focused on reducing injuries, reducing errors, or improving evidence based practice. In this paper a human factors engineering paradigm is proposed that focuses on designing systems to improve the performance of healthcare professionals and to reduce hazards. Both goals are necessary, but neither is sufficient to improve safety. We suggest that the road to patient and employee safety runs through the healthcare professional who delivers care. To that end, several arguments are provided to show that designing healthcare delivery systems to support healthcare professional performance and hazard reduction should yield significant patient safety benefits. The concepts of human performance and hazard reduction are explained.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91347
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2012 Impact Factor: 2.16
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.108
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dc.contributor.authorHolden, RJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAlper, SJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorOr, CKLen_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe goal of improving patient safety has led to a number of paradigms for directing improvement efforts. The main paradigms to date have focused on reducing injuries, reducing errors, or improving evidence based practice. In this paper a human factors engineering paradigm is proposed that focuses on designing systems to improve the performance of healthcare professionals and to reduce hazards. Both goals are necessary, but neither is sufficient to improve safety. We suggest that the road to patient and employee safety runs through the healthcare professional who delivers care. To that end, several arguments are provided to show that designing healthcare delivery systems to support healthcare professional performance and hazard reduction should yield significant patient safety benefits. The concepts of human performance and hazard reduction are explained.en_HK
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dc.titleA human factors engineering paradigm for patient safety: Designing to support the performance of the healthcare professionalen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1136/qshc.2005.015974en_HK
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