Clinical patient safety - Achieving high reliability in a complex system

Kathryn Rapala, Julie Cowan Novak

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Since the 2001 Institute of Medicine Report which estimated that 44,000 to 98,000 patients die each year as a result of healthcare error. This report in effect launched a global patient safety movement, with many proposed regulatory, research and administrative solutions. Patient safety areas of focus such as work complexity, teamwork and communication, technology, and evidence based practice provide a basis for understanding healthcare error. Reliability concepts are the goal of healthcare organizations; and applications such as simulation theory provide means to achieve this status. The translation of research into practice is the foundation of organizational patient safety. Understanding and awareness of patient safety issues has increased; however, significant work to improve patient care outcomes remains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling - First International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2007. Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages710-716
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783540733188
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event1st International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 22 2007Jul 27 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4561 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/22/077/27/07

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Education
  • Failure mode event analysis
  • High reliability organization
  • Human factors
  • Patient safety
  • Root cause analysis
  • Simulation
  • Work complexity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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