Interventions for safer work systems

Johanna I. Westbrook, Gordon Caldwell, Bryony Dean Franklin

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There have been a great many studies exploring a very wide range of approaches to improving the safety of medication use. In this chapter, we consider some examples of approaches to developing safer work systems; these are envisaged as being complementary to other solutions presented elsewhere in this book. The chapter is based around four of the five structural components of the work system described in the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety model (Carayon et al. 2006) presented in Chapter 11: people, tasks, tools and technology, and the environment. The fifth component, the organization, is outside the scope of this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety in medication use
EditorsMary P. Tully, Bryony Dean Franklin
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781482227017
ISBN (Print)9781138457270
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


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