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Title: SU-F-T-246: Evaluation of Healthcare Failure Mode And Effect Analysis For Risk Assessment

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the differences between the Veteran Affairs Healthcare Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (HFMEA) and the AAPM Task Group 100 Failure and Effect Analysis (FMEA) risk assessment techniques in the setting of a stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) procedure were compared respectively. Understanding the differences in the techniques methodologies and outcomes will provide further insight into the applicability and utility of risk assessments exercises in radiation therapy. Methods: HFMEA risk assessment analysis was performed on a stereotactic radiosurgery procedure. A previous study from our institution completed a FMEA of our SRS procedure and the process map generated from this work was used for the HFMEA. The process of performing the HFMEA scoring was analyzed, and the results from both analyses were compared. Results: The key differences between the two risk assessments are the scoring criteria for failure modes and identifying critical failure modes for potential hazards. The general consensus among the team performing the analyses was that scoring for the HFMEA was simpler and more intuitive then the FMEA. The FMEA identified 25 critical failure modes while the HFMEA identified 39. Seven of the FMEA critical failure modes were not identified by the HFMEA and 21 of the HFMEA criticalmore » failure modes were not identified by the FMEA. HFMEA as described by the Veteran Affairs provides guidelines on which failure modes to address first. Conclusion: HFMEA is a more efficient model for identifying gross risks in a process than FMEA. Clinics with minimal staff, time and resources can benefit from this type of risk assessment to eliminate or mitigate high risk hazards with nominal effort. FMEA can provide more in depth details but at the cost of elevated effort.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ; ;  [3]
  1. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (United States)
  2. (United States)
  3. University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22648862
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Physics; Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2016 American Association of Physicists in Medicine; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; HAZARDS; PUBLIC HEALTH; RADIOTHERAPY; RISK ASSESSMENT

Citation Formats

Harry, T, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Manger, R, Cervino, L, and Pawlicki, T. SU-F-T-246: Evaluation of Healthcare Failure Mode And Effect Analysis For Risk Assessment. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1118/1.4956386.
Harry, T, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Manger, R, Cervino, L, & Pawlicki, T. SU-F-T-246: Evaluation of Healthcare Failure Mode And Effect Analysis For Risk Assessment. United States. doi:10.1118/1.4956386.
Harry, T, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Manger, R, Cervino, L, and Pawlicki, T. Wed . "SU-F-T-246: Evaluation of Healthcare Failure Mode And Effect Analysis For Risk Assessment". United States. doi:10.1118/1.4956386.
@article{osti_22648862,
title = {SU-F-T-246: Evaluation of Healthcare Failure Mode And Effect Analysis For Risk Assessment},
author = {Harry, T and University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA and Manger, R and Cervino, L and Pawlicki, T},
abstractNote = {Purpose: To evaluate the differences between the Veteran Affairs Healthcare Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (HFMEA) and the AAPM Task Group 100 Failure and Effect Analysis (FMEA) risk assessment techniques in the setting of a stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) procedure were compared respectively. Understanding the differences in the techniques methodologies and outcomes will provide further insight into the applicability and utility of risk assessments exercises in radiation therapy. Methods: HFMEA risk assessment analysis was performed on a stereotactic radiosurgery procedure. A previous study from our institution completed a FMEA of our SRS procedure and the process map generated from this work was used for the HFMEA. The process of performing the HFMEA scoring was analyzed, and the results from both analyses were compared. Results: The key differences between the two risk assessments are the scoring criteria for failure modes and identifying critical failure modes for potential hazards. The general consensus among the team performing the analyses was that scoring for the HFMEA was simpler and more intuitive then the FMEA. The FMEA identified 25 critical failure modes while the HFMEA identified 39. Seven of the FMEA critical failure modes were not identified by the HFMEA and 21 of the HFMEA critical failure modes were not identified by the FMEA. HFMEA as described by the Veteran Affairs provides guidelines on which failure modes to address first. Conclusion: HFMEA is a more efficient model for identifying gross risks in a process than FMEA. Clinics with minimal staff, time and resources can benefit from this type of risk assessment to eliminate or mitigate high risk hazards with nominal effort. FMEA can provide more in depth details but at the cost of elevated effort.},
doi = {10.1118/1.4956386},
journal = {Medical Physics},
number = 6,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}