Journal Article

Human factors and simulation in emergency medicine.

Hayden EM; Wong AH; Ackerman J; Sande MK; Lei C; Kobayashi L; Cassara M; Cooper DD; Perry K; Lewandowski WE; Scerbo MW.

Human factors engineering is an approach to improve safety of care processes. This commentary provides an overview of human factors research in health care and barriers to its use. The authors discuss how applying human factors using simulation can improve emergency medicine and spotlight the importance of demonstrating its impact on outcomes.