Human factors and ergonomics and quality improvement science: integrating approaches for safety in healthcare.
Hignett S, Jones EL, Miller D, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24:250-254.
Human factors engineering and quality improvement each offer promising strategies for designing patient safety interventions. This commentary discusses the value of cross-training individuals in elements of both disciplines to encourage integrated research, education, and professional development opportunities.
Engineering a fail-safe health system.
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Using Lean to improve medication administration safety: in search of the "perfect dose."
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The Measurement and Monitoring of Safety.
Vincent C, Burnett S, Carthey J. London, UK: Health Foundation; April 2013. ISBN: 9781906461447.
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