Is Failure Mode and Effect Analysis Reliable?

@article{Shebl2009IsFM,
  title={Is Failure Mode and Effect Analysis Reliable?},
  author={N. Shebl and B. Franklin and N. Barber},
  journal={Journal of Patient Safety},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={86-94}
}
Objective: To test the reliability of failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) within a hospital setting in the United Kingdom. Methods: Two multidisciplinary groups were recruited, within 2 hospitals from the same National Health Services (NHS) Trust, to conduct separate FMEAs in parallel on the same topic. Each group conducted an FMEA for the use of vancomycin and gentamicin. The groups followed the basic FMEA steps, which included mapping the process of care; identifying potential failures… Expand
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