The effective and interrelated functioning of system reliability technology, human factors, and quality play an important role in the appropriate, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of health care. Simply put, it can save you time, money, and more importantly, lives. Over the years a large number of journal and conference proceedings articles on these topics have been published, but there are only a small number of books written on each individual topic, and virtually none that brings the pieces together into a unified whole.
Introduction. Basic Mathematical Concepts. Introduction to Reliability Technology, Human Error, and Quality. Medical Device Safety and Quality Assurance. Medical Device Software Quality Assurance and Risk Assessment. Medical Device Maintenance and Sources for Obtaining Medical Device-Related Failure Data. Human Error in Health Care. Healthcare Human Error Reporting Systems and Models for Predicting Human Reliability and Error in Healthcare. Patient Safety. Introduction to Quality in Healthcare. Quality Methods for Use in Healthcare. APPENDIX: Bibliography: Literature on Reliability Technology, Human Error, and Quality in Healthcare.