Hugo Sax

 

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Human Factors

We seek to understand and to optimize the interactions between healthcare providers and their working environments in order to facilitate safe behaviour and ultimately promote patient safety. We consider the physical, built environment, as well as the cognitive and social environments. Taking a systems perspective to quality improvement, we recognize that modifications in any area of the work domain will have repercussions in other areas.

Implementation Research

In the constant stride to introduce evidence-based practice, many interventions fail to introduce meaningful improvements in patient care outcomes. We seek to understand the factors that help or hinder implementation of such practices in order to effectively inform future quality improvement efforts.

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Human Factors Analysis of Infectious Risk MomentsKEK.StV-Nr. 73/14

Swiss National Science Foundation

32003B_149474

Prevention of Hospital Infections by Intervention and Training (PROHIBIT) Work Package 5 (WP4) In-depth qualitative investigation of success factors for adoption and implementation of infection prevention practicesPROHIBIT-241928 (FP7 reference number)European Commission 7th Framework Program

 

Collaborations

·         Prof. Didier Pittet, Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Medical Faculty, Switzerland
·         Prof. Frank Drews, Human Factors for Patient Safety Center, Department of Psychology, University of Utah, USA;
·         Prof. Sanjay Saint, International Ann Arbor Safety Collaborative, University of Michigan, USA
·         Prof. Dr. Tanja Manser, Institute for Patient Safety, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
·         Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz, Department of Applied Social and Health Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
·         World Health Organization (WHO) Core Group, First Global Patient Safety Challenge
"Clean Care is Safer Care"

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Contact

PD Dr. med Hugo Sax
University hospital Zurich
Raemistrasse 100, HAL14 C14
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 57 30
Fax +41 44 255 45 58