Journal Article
Study

Simulation-based event analysis improves error discovery and generates improved strategies for error prevention.

Lobos A-T, Ward N, Farion KJ, et al. Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 2019;14:209-216.

Root cause analysis (RCA) is a vital tool to assess errors and prevent their recurrence. However, many have identified limitations to traditional RCAs. This study found that when RCA was adapted into a simulation format and compared to traditional RCA, simulation participants identified novel sources of error as well as creative solutions.