• An evaluation of a Low-Dose-Rate (LDR) brachytherapy procedure using a systems engineering & error analysis methodology for health care (SEABH) - (SAVE)

      Chadwick, Liam; Fallon, Enda F; van der Putten, W.J.; National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway University Hospitals (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2012-03-12)
      Health Care Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (HFMEA®) is an established tool for risk assessment in health care. A number of deficiencies have been identified in the method. A new method called Systems and Error Analysis Bundle for Health Care (SEABH) was developed to address these deficiencies. SEABH has been applied to a number of medical processes as part of its validation and testing. One of these, Low Dose Rate (LDR) prostate Brachytherapy is reported in this paper. The case study supported the validity of SEABH with respect to its capacity to address the weaknesses of (HFMEA®).
    • Risk assessment of patient records in radiotherapy

      Chadwick, L; Fallon, E.F.; Kelly, J; van der Putten, W.J. (The International Society for Quality in Health Care, 2009)
      The research examined factors influencing the completeness of patient information within the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) and hardcopy patient chart in the radiotherapy department of a large public hospital, which is part of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE).