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Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Jul;72(1):300-5.

The human factor in cardiac surgery: errors and near misses in a high technology medical domain.

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Cardiothoracic Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, England.


In this review, we discuss human factors research in cardiac surgery and other medical domains. We describe a systems approach to understanding human factors in cardiac surgery and summarize the lessons that have been learned about critical incident and near-miss reporting in other high technology industries that are pertinent to this field.

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