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Application of "Human Factor Analysis and Classification System" (HFACS) model to the prevention of medical errors and adverse events: a systematic review.

Jalali M, Dehghan H, Habibi E, et al. Int J Prev Med. 2023;14:127.

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February 7, 2024

Jalali M, Dehghan H, Habibi E, et al. Int J Prev Med. 2023;14:127.

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Human Factor Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) in healthcare is used to identify human factors that may contribute to adverse events. This review found 12 studies that used HFACS for coding, cause analysis, and categorization of adverse events. Preconditions for unsafe acts (e.g., equipment design, communication) were identified as a major cause of errors and adverse events.

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Jalali M, Dehghan H, Habibi E, et al. Int J Prev Med. 2023;14:127.

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