active error


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active error

A mistake that immediately injures a patient. Active errors result directly from the actions of health care professionals. See: latent error
See also: error
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Human Factors often present in strings or chains of events, circumstances, and phenomena where the active error or violation is the end product, but are equally present at the conception of latent errors.
The root-mean-square deviation of the error of the active error estimation method varies within the measurement limits from 0.123" to 0.22".
Latent error has been characterized as more problematic, since its existence is then connected to the production of active error. The existence of latent error has only been confirmed in the United Kingdom, but confirmation requires a systemic review of the sort that is not often done.