<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>6683</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Jeffcott,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Johnson,C.W.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2002</YEAR><TITLE>An Examination of Risk Manager's Perception of Medical Incidents</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>21st European Conference on Human Decision Making and Control </PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>Dept of Computing Science, University of Glasgow</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Jeffcott:2002:6683</LABEL><ABSTRACT>Although much research has examined the risk perceptions of 'lay' public to a variety of environmental and public health hazards, little attention has been given to how subjective opinions and value judgements affect those who manage and assess risks as their profession. This paper outlines the results of a psychometric questionnaire administered to 'risk managers' who work as part of a nation-wide risk network, dedicated to improving the quality of Scottish healthcare. A number of medical incident scenarios were presented and the participants were asked to rate them according to nine pre-determined risk characteristics. The results allow a comparison of the risk perceptions that those who actually compose risk decisions and implement interventions have in regard to hazards resulting from technological, human-machine interaction (HMI) and 'human' error incidents. The analysis concludes that both technological failure and 'human' error incidents are rated much more positively than those involving HMI failures are.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>