Get to the Root Cause of the Matter
Root cause analysis has become a widely deployed error analysis tool in healthcare. This whitepaper provides details on the how to adopt and utilize RCA.
Errors in healthcare carry individual, reputational and financial costs. Most importantly, they can and do affect lives. These considerable impacts are why it’s critical for healthcare organizations to be able to understand why errors happen and how to prevent them from happening again.
Root cause analysis (RCA) has become a widely deployed error analysis tool in healthcare. Through RCA, healthcare organizations can identify underlying factors that increase the likelihood of errors. Not only does RCA provide an effective format for identifying these contributing factors, it does so in a process that puts the focus on the incident, not individual blame.