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The National Patient Safety Foundation conducted a study to investigate the effectiveness of root Cause Analyses and Actions, or RCA2 (RCA “squared”), in healthcare settings. RCA2 is a model used by health professionals to understand why mistakes occur in the workplace, and how to develop strategies to prevent them in future situations. National Patient Safety Foundation specifically concentrated on the specific methods used by the RCA2 model, and analyzed if they were effective or not. They also identified defects in the model and sought out ways on how to improve them, so they model could be efficient.



Institute for Healthcare Improvement: RCA2: Improving Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm. (n.d.). Retrieved April 15, 2019, from