Journal Article

Failure mode and effects analysis: a comparison of two common risk prioritisation methods.

McElroy LM; Khorzad R; Nannicelli AP; Brown AR; Ladner DP; Holl JL.

Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) is a human factors engineering method used to examine a process in health care to identify potential safety risks. Comparing a traditional resource-intensive FMEA with a simplified version, this analysis found that the simplified method identified risks accurately. These results should encourage more widespread use of this more feasible version of FMEA.