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An evaluation of the effects of human factors and ergonomics on health care and patient safety practices: a systematic review.

Mao X, Jia P, Zhang L, et al. PloS one. 2015;10:e0129948.

Human factors engineering has been increasingly applied in health care. This systematic review found that while human factors engineering interventions often improved health care worker outcomes and patient safety, most studies were of moderate or low quality and few considered the relevant costs of the programs.