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Author Balakrishnan, Nikhil, author

Title Dependability in medicine and neurology : using engineering and management principles for better patient care / Nikhil Balakrishnan
Published Cham : Springer, 2015


Description 1 online resource (xv, 335 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents The principles of dependability -- An overview of system safety assessment -- Fault tree analysis for medical applications -- Failure modes and effects analysis -- Machine learning methods with applications to diagnosis -- Byzantine medical problems : decision making with misleading, imperfect information -- Process driven methods in diagnosis and treatment -- Toyota production system -- Reliance implementation methods applied to a Kaizen project -- Knowledge and culture
Summary This ground-breaking title presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the subject of Dependability and how it applies in medicine generally and in neurology in particular. Dependability is the term applied in engineering and industry to a service that is safe, reliable and trustworthy. Dependable systems use a variety of methods to deliver correct service in the face of uncertainty resulting from misleading, erroneous information, and system faults. Dependable systems result from the application of systematic methods in design, operation, and management to deliver their services. Dependability in Medicine and Neurology presents the philosophy and ideas behind the specific methods of dependability and discusses the principles in the context of medical care and neurologic treatment especially. Patient case vignettes are used widely to illustrate key points. A first-of-its-kind title and based on the author?s many years of teaching these principles to medical colleagues throughout the United States, Dependability in Medicine and Neurology will inspire readers to develop applications for their specific areas of clinical practice. Intended for physicians (especially neurologists), medical students, nurses, and health administrators, Dependability in Medicine and Neurology is an indispensable reference and important contribution to the literature
Analysis psychiatrie
public health
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 11, 2015)
Subject Health services administration.
Medical care -- Quality control.
Health Services Administration
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Clinical & internal medicine.
Neurology & clinical neurophysiology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Health services administration
Medical care -- Quality control
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783319149684