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Title: Human factors & ergonomics and quality improvement science: integrating approaches for safety in healthcare
Authors: Hignett, Sue
Jones, Emma L.
Miller, Duncan
Wolf, Laurie
Modi, Chetna
Shahzad, Muhammad Waseem
Buckle, Peter
Banerjee, Jaydip
Catchpole, Ken
Keywords: Human factors
Ergonomics
Quality improvement
Improvement science
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group Limited
Citation: HIGNETT, S.M. ... et al, 2015. Human factors & ergonomics and quality improvement science: integrating approaches for safety in healthcare. BMJ Quality & Safety, 24, pp.250-254
Abstract: Introduction: In this paper, we will address the important question of how quality improvement science (QIS) and human factors and ergonomics (HFE) can work together to produce safer solutions for healthcare. We suggest that there will be considerable advantages from an integrated approach between the two disciplines and professions which could be achieved in two phases. First, by identifying people trained in HFE and those trained in QIS who understand how to work together and second, by developing opportunities for integrated education and training. To develop this viewpoint we will: Discuss and explore how QIS and HFE could be integrated by building on existing definitions, scope of practice, knowledge, skills, methods, research and expertise in each discipline. Outline opportunities for a longer-term integration through training, and education for healthcare professionals.
Description: This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work noncommercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/bync/4.0/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003623
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17655
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003623
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