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High rate of implementation of proposed actions for improvement with the Healthcare Failure Mode Effect Analysis method: evaluation of 117 analyses.

Öhrn A; Ericsson C; Andersson C; Elfström J.

Failure mode effect analysis is a widely used method of prospectively detecting safety hazards, but evidence of its effectiveness is lacking. This study of 117 FMEAs from 3 hospitals in Sweden found that the recommended safety interventions were implemented in more than three-quarters of cases within a few years.