Designing for Risk Assessment Systems for Patient Triage in Primary Health Care: A Literature Review
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Background: This literature review covers original journal papers published between 2011 and 2015. These papers review the current status of research on the application of human factors and ergonomics in risk assessment systems’ design to cope with the complexity, singularity, and danger in patient triage in primary health care. Objective: This paper presents a systematic literature review that aims to identify, analyze, and interpret the application of available evidence from human factors and ergonomics to the design of tools, devices, and work processes to support risk assessment in the context of health care. Methods: Electronic search was performed on 7 bibliographic databases of health sciences, engineering, and computer sciences disciplines. The quality and suitability of primary studies were evaluated, and selected papers were classified according to 4 classes of outcomes. Results: A total of 1845 papers were retrieved by the initial search, culminating in 16 selected for data extraction after the application of inclusion and exclusion criteria and quality and suitability evaluation. Conclusions: Results point out that the study of the implications of the lack of understanding about real work performance in designing for risk assessment in health care is very specific, little explored, and mostly focused on the development of tools.
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Alessandro Jatoba, Catherine Marie Burns, Mario Cesar Rodriguez Vidal, Paulo Victor Rodrigues Carvalho (2016). Designing for Risk Assessment Systems for Patient Triage in Primary Health Care: A Literature Review. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/17539
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