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Managing Risk in Hospitals Using Integrated Fault Trees and Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis

Managing Risk in Hospitals
  • Copyright: 2004
  • ISBN: 9781594250187
  • Author: Jan Krouwer

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JCAHO requires health-care organizations to perform at least one FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) each year. This book is a guide on how to perform an FMEA with fault trees. Examples are illustrated with medical errors reported in the literature. The included software (requires Windows 2000 or later) facilitates FMEA preparation. Some of the features include the ability to create process flowcharts, a starting hospital lab fault tree template, the ability to import and combine projects, and user-customizable lists. The software and book contain improvements over other health care-recommended FMEAs?for example, two types of Pareto rankings are offered to prevent an inappropriate use of risk priority numbers. Quality System Essential (QSE) lists are provided as potential failure mode causes. Further information, including a tour of the software (IFTF, version 1.1), is available at http://KrouwerConsulting.com.