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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

Medicine is a complex, safety-critical and highly interactive system. Despite efforts to provide safe, effective care, adverse events still occur — clinicians make diagnostic and therapeutic errors, system constraints impact the coordination and delivery of care and patients suffer unexpected complications and injuries. Our current understanding of the nature of medical adverse events, and our ability to develop durable preventative or mitigating strategies has been hampered by a somewhat out-dated and inadequate model of the clinical system in which care is delivered, particularly with respect to risk and reliability. Traditional models of clinical risk have focused almost exclusively on patient...

Summary/Abstract
Introduction
Selection of Clinical Area and Focus of Analysis
Methodology of Risk Modeling and Analysis
Results
Summary and Conclusions
References
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