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June 29, 2016

Human factors in healthcare: welcome progress, but still scratching the surface.

Waterson P, Catchpole K. Human factors in healthcare: welcome progress, but still scratching the surface. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25(7):480-4. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-005074.

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Waterson P, Catchpole K. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:480-4.

Despite the interest in integrating human factors engineering concepts into patient safety improvement strategies, barriers have hindered progress. This commentary explores the evidence around human factors engineering in health care to determine how to enhance the application of these concepts, such as through overlapping attention to work design, performance, and culture.

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Waterson P, Catchpole K. Human factors in healthcare: welcome progress, but still scratching the surface. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25(7):480-4. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-005074.