The main hazards of health technology

Legault, Timothy
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 2, pE95
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the report "Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2011," by ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. It mentions several technology hazards that topped the list including radiation overdoses and dosing errors during therapy. It relates on other health technology hazards including alarm hazards, luer misconnections, and surgical fires. Moreover, it says that the list is crafted based on the prevalence and severity of incidents.


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