Contemporary topics in health care: Root cause
When many people think of root cause
analysis, the example that comes to mind is a linear, straightforward "A" leading to "B.
After calling out the problems, the people who do the affected work attempt to quickly solve the problem to root cause
, with the aid of a designated "help chain"--designated individuals assigned to help solve problems or seek assistance from the next level of the help chain while the line staff continues to do their work for patients.
The search for root causes
sounds like an attempt to get to the deepest, most fundamental aspects of a problem.
Indeed, a community impact report, released by Root Cause
in the run-up to the FTAA, notes plans in Miami to reduce public housing by 75 percent, which translates into a direct attack on the livelihoods of the low-wage workers that would be displaced.
A team performed a RCFA for several weeks and discovered that the root cause
was worn out coupling bolts and missing bolts due to misalignment.
If not, RCPE work will typically show that the root cause
of many problems is the lack of Preventive Maintenance and Planning and Scheduling.
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