failure mode and effects analysis(redirected from Risk Priority Number)
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failure mode and effects analysis, failure mode and effect analysis,
An attempt to prioritize system-wide problems that may arise in the provision of (health care) services. It involves a review of the likelihood that particular errors may be made, along with the magnitude of the effect of those errors. Failures that occur frequently or may have a large impact on outcomes are identified for proactive review and repair.