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Human factors design—what is it and how can it affect you?

R A Hasler
Journal of Intravenous Nursing: the Official Publication of the Intravenous Nurses Society 1996, 19 (3): S5-8
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Human factors play a significant role in the design and production of medical devices, appealing to the user as easy to use as well as cost-effective. Incorporating human factors into the design process takes strategic planning and clinical observations to accurately determine the most safe and efficient delivery of care. This article explains the process in developing human factors that enhance product design and how they ultimately benefit the patient.

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