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Medical Safety and Neuroergonomics

Matthew Rizzo, Sean McEvoy and John Lee

in Neuroergonomics

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780195177619
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864683 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.003.0023

Series: Human Technology Interaction Series

 							Medical Safety and Neuroergonomics

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This chapter considers how neuroergonomics—the study of the brain and behavior at work in healthy and impaired states—is relevant to assessments and interventions in patient safety at the levels of individuals and health care systems. It reviews potential areas for neuroergonomic interventions at the level of individuals and systems, and cultural and legal issues that affect the ability to intervene.

Keywords: patient safety; health care system; neuroergonomic interventions; cultural issues; legal issues

Chapter.  8853 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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