Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes

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Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes

Description

Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes is a synthesis of practical examples from the real world of health care on the use of process or design features to prevent medical errors or the negative impact of errors. It contains over 150 examples of mistake-proofing that can be applied in health care–and in many cases relatively inexpensively.

In Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes, risk managers and chief medical officers will benefit from common-sense approaches to reducing risk and litigation, and organizations will find the groundwork for a successful program that fosters innovation and creativity as they address their patient safety concerns and approaches.

This report is broken down into the following chapters.

Chapter 1. What is mistake-proofing?
Chapter 2. Relationships to existing patient safety efforts and tools
Chapter 3. How to mistake-proof the design
Chapter 4. Design issues, caveats, and limitations
Chapter 5. Examples of alternative approaches to mistake-proofing
Chapter 6. Medical and nonmedical examples: Differences and similarities
Chapter 7. Examples of mistake-proofing in health care
Chapter 8. More examples of mistake-proofing in health care
Chapter 9. Summary

Developer:

John Grout, PhD, Berry College

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: May 2007
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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