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Journal Article

Is failure mode and effect analysis reliable?

Shebl NA, Franklin BD, Barber N. Journal of patient safety. 2009;5:86-94.

Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) is a widely used tool for hazard analysis. However, in this study, independent FMEA of the same process conducted by separate groups failed to reach similar conclusions regarding potential failures and their severity.