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A System Dynamics Approach to Analyze Laboratory Test Errors

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dc.contributor.author Guo, Shijing
dc.contributor.author Roudsari, Abdul
dc.contributor.author Garcez, Artur d’Avila
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-03T23:00:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-03T23:00:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Guo, S., Roudsari, A. & Garcez, A.A. (2015). A system dynamics approach to analyze laboratory test errors. In Cornet, R., Stoicu-Tivadar, L., Hörbst, A., Calderón, C.L.P., Andersen, S.K. & Hercigonja-Szekeres, M. (Eds.), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 210: Digital Healthcare Empowering Europeans (pp.266-270). Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-512-8-266
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7265
dc.description.abstract Although many researches have been carried out to analyze laboratory test errors during the last decade, it still lacks a systemic view of study, especially to trace errors during test process and evaluate potential interventions. This study implements system dynamics modeling into laboratory errors to trace the laboratory error flows and to simulate the system behaviors while changing internal variable values. The change of the variables may reflect a change in demand or a proposed intervention. A review of literature on laboratory test errors was given and provided as the main data source for the system dynamics model. Three “what if” scenarios were selected for testing the model. System behaviors were observed and compared under different scenarios over a period of time. The results suggest system dynamics modeling has potential effectiveness of helping to understand laboratory errors, observe model behaviours, and provide a risk-free simulation experiments for possible strategies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Studies in Health Technology and Informatics en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Medical errors en_US
dc.subject clinical chemistry tests en_US
dc.subject laboratories en_US
dc.subject quality control en_US
dc.title A System Dynamics Approach to Analyze Laboratory Test Errors en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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