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J Healthc Qual. 2018 Jan/Feb;40(1):58-65. doi: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000125.

Proactive Risk Mitigation: Using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis for Evaluating Vascular Access.


This department column highlights translation of research into healthcare quality practice. Achieving the highest quality in healthcare requires organizations to understand care delivery and to proactively mitigate risks in care delivery processes. The purpose of this article was to describe the process for using the failure modes and effects analysis process to provide evidentiary support and proactive risk mitigation for the establishment of a comprehensive vascular access team within an academic medical center.

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