Using aggregate root cause analysis to improve patient safety

Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2003 Aug;29(8):434-9, 381. doi: 10.1016/s1549-3741(03)29052-3.


The authors describe use of aggregate root cause analysis, which provides a systematic process for analyzing high-priority, frequent events.

MeSH terms

  • Hospitals, Veterans / standards*
  • Humans
  • Planning Techniques
  • Process Assessment, Health Care / methods*
  • Risk Management / methods
  • Safety Management / methods*
  • Software Design
  • Systems Analysis*
  • United States
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs