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Making healthcare safer by understanding, designing and buying better IT / Harold, Thimbleby

Clinical Medicine, Volume: 15, Issue: 3, Pages: 258 - 262

Swansea University Author: Harold, Thimbleby

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When nobody or nothing notices an error, it may turn into patient harm. We show that medical devices ignore many errors, and therefore do not adequately support patient safety. In addition to preventable patient harm, errors may be reported ignoring potential flaws in medical device design, and fron...

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Published in: Clinical Medicine
ISSN: 1470-2118 1473-4893
Published: 2015
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa26038
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Abstract: When nobody or nothing notices an error, it may turn into patient harm. We show that medical devices ignore many errors, and therefore do not adequately support patient safety. In addition to preventable patient harm, errors may be reported ignoring potential flaws in medical device design, and front line staff may be inappropriately blamed. We present some suggestions to improve reporting and the procurement of hospital equipment.
College: College of Science
Issue: 3
Start Page: 258
End Page: 262