Patient Safety Tool: VA's Root Cause Analysis Guide

The Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety offers free tools to help healthcare providers conduct root cause analysis investigations.

The tools include guides for developing a chronological event flow diagram, a cause and effect diagram and root cause/contributing factor statements.

Download the root cause analysis guide for use in your own facility.

Note: View our database providing more than 400 reports that link to free downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

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