Cognitive Bias isn't a Thing; It's a ton of Things (Part 1)

Cognitive Bias isn't a Thing; It's a ton of Things (Part 1)

Not to pick on hospitals, but these things from that industry just keep popping up in the news. Last week the results of a hospital study on human error were released. You can read the article here, but this is the Cliff’s Notes version. For six months, researchers studied over 5,300 surgery results at three hospitals. Of those surgeries, 188 resulted in an adverse event like a death or a major complication. Over half of those events (106) were the result of “human error.”

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Error Defenses are Everywhere

Error Defenses are Everywhere

Not unlike most men, while Michelle was dutifully taking in all the pertinent “You’re about to have a little person in your house that will be 100% dependent on you” information, Marty was distracted by the electrical outlets. Why are they different colors? Why are they upside-down? What’s with the little green dot on all the white ones? You know, typical dad questions for the OB-GYN.

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Human Error and Cancer Misdiagnosis'

Human Error and Cancer Misdiagnosis'

Human Performance and BBS have different reputations (criticisms). “BBS focuses too much on the worker while only giving a nod to the organization’s role.” and “Human Performance is always pointing its finger at the organization while constantly giving the worker a ‘no blame’ pass.” Both of these reputations are inaccurate but probably well earned. The reason is twofold: It’s by design and decline.

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Is it Human Performance or Behavior-Based Safety that gets you Pro-Bowl Players?

Is it Human Performance or Behavior-Based Safety that gets you Pro-Bowl Players?

Human Performance and BBS have different reputations (criticisms). “BBS focuses too much on the worker while only giving a nod to the organization’s role.” and “Human Performance is always pointing its finger at the organization while constantly giving the worker a ‘no blame’ pass.” Both of these reputations are inaccurate but probably well earned. The reason is twofold: It’s by design and decline.

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Human Performance and Behavior-Based Safety: What's the Difference?

Human Performance and Behavior-Based Safety: What's the Difference?

Human Performance and BBS have different reputations (criticisms). “BBS focuses too much on the worker while only giving a nod to the organization’s role.” and “Human Performance is always pointing its finger at the organization while constantly giving the worker a ‘no blame’ pass.” Both of these reputations are inaccurate but probably well earned. The reason is twofold: It’s by design and decline.

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