Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis under Fuzziness

Kahraman C., KAYA İ.

3rd International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, Texas, United States Of America, 22 - 25 May 2011, vol.16, pp.27-32 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 16
  • City: Texas
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-32
  • Keywords: Healthcare, FMEA, Fuzzy Sets
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is a step-by-step approach for identifying all possible failures in a design, a manufacturing or assembly process, or a product or service. Failures are prioritized according to how serious their consequences are, how frequently they occur and how easily they can be detected. The purpose of the FMEA is to take actions to eliminate or reduce failures, starting with the highest-priority ones. This paper presents a basis for prioritizing the healthcare problems using FMEA with linguistic variables and fuzzy if-then rules.