Human Factors in Healthcare
Whether it is an automobile assembly plant or a hospital, a production systemconsists of many organized activities whose aim is to add value to whatever isput into the system. A production system is made up of human operators andvarious equipment that cooperate in a structured way. The different activities inthe system are often called processes. The processes take place inside an organization.The organization contains the framework of rules for how groups ofhumans and equipment will cooperate to achieve the production goals of theorganization. When these interdependent activities reach a certain volume, thesystem is labeled a complex system.