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How studying human factors improves patient safety.

Eggertson L. How studying human factors improves patient safety. The Canadian nurse. 2014;110(2):25-9.

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April 16, 2014
Eggertson L. The Canadian nurse. 2014;110(2):25-9.

Human factors engineering is being increasingly promoted as an approach that generates lasting safety improvements. This commentary describes how applying human factors principles can identify ways to reduce risks in health care settings, including issues related to interruptions and infusion pumps.