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A Study on the Methodology to Analyse and Prevent Medical Errors Due to Non-observance

  • Haizhe JinEmail author
  • Masahiko Munechika
  • Masataka Sano
  • Chisato Kajihara
  • Han Chen
  • Fu Guo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 482)

Abstract

It is necessary to tackle medical errors in order to provide safe healthcare. Medical errors are defined as departures from standards and can be divided into 2 categories: the first occurs even though workers follow standards, and the second occurs because they act contrary to standards and is called non-observance. Although some studies, as typified by error proofs, have been performed on the former, there are few studies on the latter. Therefore, errors due to non-observance chronically occur in hospitals. In this paper, we define non-observance as intentional departure from standards and discuss a mechanism generating non-observance. Furthermore, we propose a method to analyse non-observance and to prevent it by improving work methods and education.

Keywords

Non-observance Medical errors Process improvement Error prevention 

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Haizhe Jin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masahiko Munechika
    • 2
  • Masataka Sano
    • 3
  • Chisato Kajihara
    • 2
  • Han Chen
    • 4
  • Fu Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.Northeastern UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Tokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Department of Industrial EngineeringNortheastern UniversityShenyangChina

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