Accident and incident analysis in hospitals: how to transfer the RECUPERARE method from nuclear industry

  • Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin
  • Genevieve Baumont
  • Naoelle Matahri
Conference paper


Health care delivery today entails complicated technology and numerous interactions among health care practitioners. Adverse events can occur anywhere in the health care system. Although some accidents are caused by technical and mechanical problems, most of the accidents are attributable to human error and health care system’s failure. In most of industrial accidents, these errors are rooted in organizational factors. It seems to be the same in the health industry. We will present a model used in the French Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) we adapted to the Quebec’s health care system.


Operating Feedback Nuclear Industry Industrial Accident Health Industry Preventable Adverse Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin
    • 1
  • Genevieve Baumont
    • 2
  • Naoelle Matahri
    • 2
  1. 1.CIRANOMontrealCANADA
  2. 2.IRSNFontenay aux rosesFrance

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