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Fibuch E, Ahmed A. Physician Exec. Jul-Aug 2014;40:28-32.
Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) has been recommended as a method to detect safety hazards and proactively address system flaws. This article reviews the initial purpose of FMEA, provides a breakdown of the process, describes a scoring tool applying Six Sigma designations to determine probability of failure, and discusses how FMEA is used in health care settings.
Galli BJ, Riebling N, Paraso C, Lehmann G, Yule M. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. July/August 2013;10:36-41.
Butcher L. Hosp Health Netw. November 2011.
This article discusses wrong-site surgeries and efforts to prevent them.
Vaitheeswaran V. Economist. April 16, 2009;Special Report:6-8.
This article explores how information technology and smart software could potentially improve quality and reduce medical errors.