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Journal Article > Commentary
A method for prioritizing interventions following root cause analysis (RCA): lessons from philosophy.
Boyd M. J Eval Clin Pract. 2015;21:461-469.
Although recommended as a patient safety improvement strategy, the value of root cause analysis has been debated. This commentary suggests a three-step approach for optimizing root cause analysis results to detect factors that contribute to adverse events. The author applies philosophical principles to identify and prioritize interventions to enhance benefit from root cause analysis.