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Application of human error theory in case analysis of wrong procedures.

Duthie EA. Application of Human Error Theory in Case Analysis of Wrong Procedures. J Patient Saf. 2010;6(2):108-114. doi:10.1097/pts.0b013e3181de47f9.

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June 16, 2010
Duthie EA. J Patient Saf. 2010;6(2):108-114.

This study examines five wrong-procedure cases by applying James Reason’s human error theory, and describes the role of human behavior and cognitive processes in the events. The authors conclude that a systems approach is a more effective prevention strategy than relying on education, counseling, and disciplinary action.

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Duthie EA. Application of Human Error Theory in Case Analysis of Wrong Procedures. J Patient Saf. 2010;6(2):108-114. doi:10.1097/pts.0b013e3181de47f9.