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PSNet: Patient Safety Network

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety. 2nd ed.

Carayon P, ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2012. ISBN: 9781439830338

Human factors principles are widely applied in high-risk industries to promote safety and are increasingly adapted by health care organizations to improve patient safety. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the intersection of design and process with the human element of health care to underscore their effects on patient safety and introduce strategies for improvement. The authors cover a wide range of health care topics including medical technology and telemedicine. A past PSNet perspective discussed the application of human factors engineering concepts.