Quality & Patient Safety

What is a risk matrix?

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, September 1, 2014

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There has to be a better way of developing risk matrices. This was the theory developed by Alan J. Card, MPH, CPH, CPHQ, PhD, president and CEO of Evidence-Based Health Solutions, LLC, and a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge Engineering Design Centre while working with his colleagues in Cambridge recently as part of his doctoral research. "We were doing a literature review for hazard analysis toolkits to help organizations assess risks before they happen, and part of that review was looking at risk matrices and their use," says Card.

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