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NeuroergonomicsThe brain at work$
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Raja Parasuraman and Matthew Rizzo

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.001.0001

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Medical Safety and Neuroergonomics

Medical Safety and Neuroergonomics

(p.360) 23 Medical Safety and Neuroergonomics

Matthew Rizzo

Sean McEvoy

John Lee

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers how neuroergonomics—the study of the brain and behavior at work in healthy and impaired states—is relevant to assessments and interventions in patient safety at the levels of individuals and health care systems. It reviews potential areas for neuroergonomic interventions at the level of individuals and systems, and cultural and legal issues that affect the ability to intervene.

Keywords:   patient safety, health care system, neuroergonomic interventions, cultural issues, legal issues

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