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dc.contributor.authorHolmberg, Ola
dc.contributor.authorMcClean, Brendan
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-29T14:58:14Z
dc.date.available2017-05-29T14:58:14Z
dc.date.issued2002-06
dc.identifier.issn1460-3969
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/621400
dc.description.abstractWhen preparing radiation treatment, the prescribed dose and irradiation geometry must be translated into physical machine parameters. An error in the calculations or machine settings can negatively affect the intended treatment outcome. Analysing incidents originating in the treatment preparation chain makes it possible to find weak links and prevent treatment errors. The aim of this work is to study the effectiveness of a multilayered error prevention system by analysing both near misses and actual treatment errors.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.subjectRADIOTHERAPYen
dc.subjectPATIENT SAFETYen
dc.titlePreventing treatment errors in radiotherapy by identifying and evaluating near misses and actual incidentsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Radiotherapy in Practiceen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-27T21:26:29Z
html.description.abstractWhen preparing radiation treatment, the prescribed dose and irradiation geometry must be translated into physical machine parameters. An error in the calculations or machine settings can negatively affect the intended treatment outcome. Analysing incidents originating in the treatment preparation chain makes it possible to find weak links and prevent treatment errors. The aim of this work is to study the effectiveness of a multilayered error prevention system by analysing both near misses and actual treatment errors.


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