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Assessing the validity of prospective hazard analysis methods: a comparison of two techniques

Potts, HW; Anderson, JE; Colligan, L; Leach, P; Davis, S; Berman, J; (2014) Assessing the validity of prospective hazard analysis methods: a comparison of two techniques. BMC Health Services Research , 14 , Article 41. 10.1186/1472-6963-14-41. Green open access

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Abstract

Prospective Hazard Analysis techniques such as Healthcare Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (HFMEA) and Structured What If Technique (SWIFT) have the potential to increase safety by identifying risks before an adverse event occurs. Published accounts of their application in healthcare have identified benefits, but the reliability of some methods has been found to be low. The aim of this study was to examine the validity of SWIFT and HFMEA by comparing their outputs in the process of risk assessment, and comparing the results with risks identified by retrospective methods.

Type: Article
Title: Assessing the validity of prospective hazard analysis methods: a comparison of two techniques
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-41
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-41
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 Potts et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. PMCID: PMC3906758
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics > CHIME
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1418426
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