Medical Safety and Neuroergonomics

Matthew Rizzo, Sean McEvoy, John Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuroergonomics
Subtitle of host publicationThe brain at work
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199864683
ISBN (Print)0195177614, 9780195177619
StatePublished - May 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cultural issues
  • Health care system
  • Legal issues
  • Neuroergonomic interventions
  • Patient safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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