Human Reliability and Error in Medical System

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Overview

Human reliability and error have become a very important issue in health care, owing to the vast number of associated deaths each year. For example, according to the findings of the Institute of Medicine in 1999, around 100000 Americans die each year because of human error. This makes human error in health care the eighth leading cause of deaths in the US. Moreover, the total annual national cost of the medical errors is estimated at between $17 billion and $37.6 billion.

There are very few books on this subject, and none of them covers it at a significant depth. The need for a book presenting the basics of human reliability, human factors and comprehensive information on error in medical systems is essential. This book meets that need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812383594
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Industrial and System Engineering Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Human Reliability and Error Mathematics 11
3 Human Factors Basics 29
4 Human Reliability and Error Basics 47
5 Methods for Performing Human Reliability and Error Analysis in Health Care System 67
6 Human Error in Medication 89
7 Human Error in Anesthesia 105
8 Human Error in Miscellaneous Health Care Areas and Health Care Human Error Cost 121
9 Human Factors in Medical Devices 135
10 Mathematical Models for Predicting Human Reliability and Error in Medical System 153
11 Health Care Human Error Reporting Systems and Data 171
App Bibliography: Literature on Human Reliability and Error in Health Care 189
Index 211
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