Human error and human factors engineering in health care.

@article{Welch1997HumanEA,
  title={Human error and human factors engineering in health care.},
  author={D L Welch},
  journal={Biomedical instrumentation & technology},
  year={1997},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={627-31}
}
  • D L Welch
  • Published 1997 in Biomedical instrumentation & technology
Human error is inevitable. It happens in health care systems as it does in all other complex systems, and no measure of attention, training, dedication, or punishment is going to stop it. The discipline of human factors engineering (HFE) has been dealing with the causes and effects of human error since the 1940's. Originally applied to the design of… CONTINUE READING