Ergonomics Intervening Cases in Hospitals for Patient Safety Improvement

  • Chih-Wei LuEmail author
  • Yan-Teng Lian
  • Hsun-Hsiang Liao
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 818)


Due to several medical accidents breaking out, patient safety is getting more emphasis. People have raised attention to ergonomics approach to improve patient safety. This study is to evaluate the situation of ergonomics intervening medication for patient safety improvement cases and provide the advanced human factors knowledge to medication in hospitals and to reduce the risk of human error in hospitals. The cases are collected from Taiwan Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation (TJCHA). The cases have been reorganized by the domains view of ergonomics (physical ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics and organizational Ergonomics); graded by the level how they approach of ergonomics and quantified to do statistical analysis. The results shows that percentage distribution of ergonomics knowledge using for medication safety promotional, ensuring infection control and improving operations Safety, such as the results shows that percentage distribution of ergonomics knowledge using for medication safety promotional are physical ergonomics (5.41%), cognitive ergonomics (21.62%) and organizational Ergonomics (72.97%). Some recommendations for increasing medication safety have been presented to all levels of medical institutions for reference study.


Ergonomics Patient safety improvement Hospitals 



The study term thanks for the help and award from the hospitals and the Taiwan Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation (TJCHA). Moreover, are also thanks funding from the MOST of Taiwan (Ministry of Science and Technology). The funding codes are 105-2221-E-033-038- and 106-2221-E-033-038-MY3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial System and Engineering ChungYuan Christian UniversityTaoyuan CityTaiwan
  2. 2.Taiwan Joint Commissions on Hospital Accreditation (TJCHA)New Taipei CityTaiwan

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