Human Reliability and Error in Medical System (Series on Industrial & Systems Engineering No.2)

Human Reliability and Error in Medical System (Series on Industrial & Systems Engineering No.2)

By: Balbir S. Dhillon (author)Hardback

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Human reliability and error have become a very important issue in health care, owing to the vast number of associated deaths each year. For example, according to the findings of the Institute of Medicine in 1999, around 100000 Americans die each year because of human error. This makes human error in health care the eighth leading cause of deaths in the US. Moreover, the total annual national cost of the medical errors is estimated at between $17 billion and $37.6 billion.There are very few books on this subject, and none of them covers it at a significant depth. The need for a book presenting the basics of human reliability, human factors and comprehensive information on error in medical systems is essential. This book meets that need.

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Human Reliability and Error Mathematics - Human Factors Basics - Human Reliability and Error Basics - Methods for Performing Human Reliability and Error Analysis in Health Care System - Human Error in Medication - Human Error in Anesthesia - Human Error in Miscellaneous Health Care Areas and Health Care Human Error Cost - Human Factors in Medical Devices - Mathematical Models for Predicting Human Reliability and Error in Medical System - Health Care Human Error Reporting Systems and Data - Appendix: Bibliography: Literature on Human Reliability and Error in Health Care

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/09/2003
  • ISBN13: 9789812383594
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9789812383594
  • weight: 526
  • ISBN10: 981238359X

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