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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Challenges and opportunities for improving patient safety through human factors and systems engineering.

Carayon P, Wooldridge A, Hose B-Z, et al. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2018;37:1862-1869.

System and process weaknesses can hinder safe patient care. This commentary raises awareness of human factors engineering as a key opportunity for enhancing patient safety. The authors provide recommendations to drive adoption and spread of human factors strategies through targeted education, clinician–engineer partnerships, and coordinated improvement efforts.