root cause analysis

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root cause analysis

tool used in medical quality management whereby the obvious or elusive causes that may lead to adverse outcomes or patterns of suboptimal outcomes are sought and analyzed to correct the faulty processes, thereby improving outcomes. It is especially important in management of patient safety and risk management programs and in aviation-related medicine.
See also: sentinel event.

root cause analysis

In health care delivery a formal study of a problem used to determine how to avoid or prevent similar problems in the future.

root cause a·nal·y·sis

(rūt kawz ă-nali-sis)
Measure used in medical quality management whereby obvious or elusive causes that may lead to adverse outcomes or patterns of suboptimal outcomes are sought and analyzed to correct faulty processes.
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Under TNA Phase I, 32 countries completed their TNA reports and 30 countries also completed their TAP reports, Barrier Analysis & Enabling Framework reports and Project Ideas reports.
It begins by seeking to establish a clear context for the use of the documents, describes LOPA- enabling conditions, examine LOPA-conditional modifiers, gives applications to other methods such as quantifiable risk analysis, gives scenarios in which the documents can be used, and gives barrier analysis diagrams.
In 2007, through its departmentwide barrier analysis, DHS identified four barriers: (1) overreliance on the Internet to recruit applicants, (2) overreliance on noncompetitive hiring authorities, (3) lack of recruitment initiatives that were directed at Hispanics in several components, and (4) nondiverse interview panels.
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Conduct detailed barrier analysis for climate sensitive flood management options and define barrier removal
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The good news is that many of the strategies we've been applying for years - such as segmentation analysis, real-time barrier analysis, and incorporating elements of Behavioral Economics to improve adherence -- are being received with more interest and urgency today.
Applications are invited for Conducting a barrier analysis on determinants hindering access and utilization of health services exploring both supply and demand factors.