Assessing information sources to elucidate diagnostic process errors in radiologic imaging—a human factors framework.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
As the diagnostic safety field has matured, researchers are striving to better define the diagnostic process and identify failure modes that may lead to patient harm. This study utilized human factors engineering approaches to characterize the information sources used in radiologic diagnostic imaging according to the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) framework. Most potential errors were related to person-related factors, such as inadequate communication between clinicians, rather than technological factors.