Addressing human error within the Irish healthcare system

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122656
Title:
Addressing human error within the Irish healthcare system
Authors:
O'Connor, P.O; Keogh, I J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122656
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Research shows that human error, as opposed to mechanical failure, is the major causal factor of industrial and transportation accidents. The same is true in healthcare. This paper briefly discusses five human error reduction methods that have been adapted from high reliability organisations, such as aviation, for use in the healthcare industry. However, before the widespread adoption of these methods, an evidence based approach should be taken to ensure that they have been adequately tailored to meet the needs of Irish healthcare workers.
Keywords:
BEHAVIOUR; MEDICAL ERROR
Local subject classification:
HUMAN ERROR
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, P.Oen
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, I Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T15:21:06Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-22T15:21:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122656-
dc.descriptionResearch shows that human error, as opposed to mechanical failure, is the major causal factor of industrial and transportation accidents. The same is true in healthcare. This paper briefly discusses five human error reduction methods that have been adapted from high reliability organisations, such as aviation, for use in the healthcare industry. However, before the widespread adoption of these methods, an evidence based approach should be taken to ensure that they have been adequately tailored to meet the needs of Irish healthcare workers.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectBEHAVIOURen
dc.subjectMEDICAL ERRORen
dc.subject.otherHUMAN ERRORen
dc.titleAddressing human error within the Irish healthcare systemen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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