2007 chapter

Error proofing, healthcare

In R. S. K. F. Ruggeri & F. W. Faltin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of statistics in quality and reliability.

By: T. Nakajo*, T. Clapp n & G. Blanton n

co-author countries: Japan 🇯🇵 United States of America 🇺🇸

Ed(s): R. F. Ruggeri & F. Faltin

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

Abstract Many error proofing solutions are implemented successfully in healthcare. Most of them, however, are generated individually without the benefit of the knowledge of the wider body of error‐proofing solutions in related healthcare areas. Almost no healthcare organization has the benefit of the extensive experience in error proofing in manufacturing industries or other service industries. This article provides a simple methodology for applying error proofing principles and proven healthcare solutions for systematically generating workable solutions to reduce human error.