Recognize, Rate and Resolve

Abstract:Healthcare organizations and their group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are recognizing the critical importance of defect detection in products they buy for patient care. GPOs can adopt the principles and organizational behaviors of high-reliability organizations such as airlines, By emphasizing pervasive attention to potential failures and to workers' experiences and by inviting team members to voice opinions, organizations can apply the benefits of risk anticipation to risk containment. The Canadian GPO Medbuy adopted this perspective and used failure mode and effects analysis to develop its Clinical Product Risk Rating Tool. The decision tree is used to assess likelihood of failure detection, probability of occurrence, and clinical risk rating for product purchasing …

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