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Healthcare failure mode and effect analysis (HFMEA) as an effective mechanism in preventing infection caused by accompanying caregivers during COVID-19-experience of a city medical center in Taiwan.

Tiao C-H, Tsai L-C, Chen L-C, et al. Qual Manag Health Care. 2021;30(1):61-68.

Hospitals have needed to adapt workflow processes to optimize infection control in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article describes the use of healthcare failure mode and effects analysis (HFMEA) 4-step model to implement preventive risk assessment and workflow management for high-risk medical procedures during the pandemic and prevention of nosocomial infections.