Human Reliability and Error in Medical System

Human Reliability and Error in Medical System

by Balbir S. Dhillon
     
 

ISBN-10: 981238359X

ISBN-13: 9789812383594

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

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,…  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812383594
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2003
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
1Introduction1
2Human Reliability and Error Mathematics11
3Human Factors Basics29
4Human Reliability and Error Basics47
5Methods for Performing Human Reliability and Error Analysis in Health Care System67
6Human Error in Medication89
7Human Error in Anesthesia105
8Human Error in Miscellaneous Health Care Areas and Health Care Human Error Cost121
9Human Factors in Medical Devices135
10Mathematical Models for Predicting Human Reliability and Error in Medical System153
11Health Care Human Error Reporting Systems and Data171
AppBibliography: Literature on Human Reliability and Error in Health Care189
Index211

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