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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management (PSAM)

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Michael G. Stamatelatos
Michael G. Stamatelatos
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Harold S. Blackman
Harold S. Blackman
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ISBN-10:
0791802442
No. of Pages:
2576
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2006

In 2003, the Federal agency chartered with supporting the development of improvements in healthcare safety, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), supported the trial application of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in healthcare applications. One such study was the application of PRA to examine the effects of changes to the protocols used to ensure that incompatibilities did not occur between the blood types of donated organs and the organ recipients, as had happened in a widely publicized case involving a young girl who died after receiving wrong blood-type lungs and heart in February 2003.

Performing the PRA involved a...

Summary/Abstract
Introduction
Organizations Involved in Transplantation
Transplant Processes
New Policies Concerning Blood-Type Matching
PRA Representation of Policies
Results
Discussion
Acknowledgements
References
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