A study on the methodology to analyse and prevent medical errors due to non-observance

Haizhe Jin, Masahiko Munechika, Masataka Sano, Chisato Kajihara, Han Chen, Fu Guo

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Abstract

It is necessary to tackle medical errors in order to provide safe healthcare. Medical errors are defined as departures from standards and can be divided into 2 categories: the first occurs even though workers follow standards, and the second occurs because they act contrary to standards and is called non-observance. Although some studies, as typified by error proofs, have been performed on the former, there are few studies on the latter. Therefore, errors due to non-observance chronically occur in hospitals. In this paper, we define non-observance as intentional departure from standards and discuss a mechanism generating non-observance. Furthermore, we propose a method to analyse non-observance and to prevent it by improving work methods and education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 2016
EditorsNancy Lightner, Vincent G. Duffy
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages355-364
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319416519
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 272016 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume482
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World
Period16/7/2716/7/31

Keywords

  • Error prevention
  • Medical errors
  • Non-observance
  • Process improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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