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Operating manual-based usability evaluation of medical devices: an effective patient safety screening method.

Turley JP, Johnson TR, Smith DP, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2006;32:214-20.

The investigators analyzed operating manuals of five infusion pumps to evaluate their usability. The authors suggest that such manuals can be used to inform purchasing decisions when the actual device cannot be tested.