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An evaluation of the effects of human factors and ergonomics on health care and patient safety practices: a systematic review.
Mao X, Jia P, Zhang L, Zhao P, Chen Y, Zhang M. PLoS One. 2015;10:e0129948.
Human factors engineering has been increasingly applied in health care. This systematic review found that while human factors engineering interventions often improved health care worker outcomes and patient safety, most studies were of moderate or low quality and few considered the relevant costs of the programs.
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Wu X, Wu C, Zhang K, Wei D. Int J Med Inform. 2016;88:25-33.
Computerized provider order entry can improve medication safety, but numeric entry errors may still occur. This study found that numeric entry errors are more common in urgent situations and when numbers are entered from a main keyboard rather than a numeric keypad. This work underscores the importance of interface design in safety improvement efforts.