Assessing risk: the role of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in patient safety improvement.

@article{Wreathall2004AssessingRT,
  title={Assessing risk: the role of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in patient safety improvement.},
  author={John Wreathall and C Nemeth},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          206-12
        }
}
Morbidity and mortality due to "medical errors" compel better understanding of health care as a system. Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) has been used to assess the designs of high hazard, low risk systems such as commercial nuclear power plants and chemical manufacturing plants and is now being studied for its potential in the improvement of patient safety. PRA examines events that contribute to adverse outcomes through the use of event tree analysis and determines the likelihood of event… CONTINUE READING

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