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Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Health Care Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (HFMEA)

Rathachai Kaewlai and Hani H. Abujudeh

in Quality and Safety in Radiology

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Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199735754
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322725 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199735754.003.0005
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Health Care Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (HFMEA)

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Chapter 5 discusses two different, but related, processes: root cause analysis (RCA) and health care failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), which are commonly used to tackle any already existing problems, and to proactively prevent them from occurring, respectively.

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Subjects: Clinical Radiology ; Public Health and Epidemiology

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