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Table 1 Number of risks identified by SWIFT

From: Assessing the validity of prospective hazard analysis methods: a comparison of two techniques

Task analysis section Total number of risks identified Number of most important risks
1.1 Obtain patient list for community-based clinic 16 1 (‘Failure or delay in referral’)
1.2 Invite patient 7 0
1.3 Schedule appointment 5 1 (‘Incomplete checklist information - judgement call, treatment delayed, patient does not get treatment’)
2.1 Obtain recent medical history 13 0
2.2 Obtain international normalised ratio (INR) 5 1 (‘Incorrect recording of INR – cannot change INR once entered’)
2.3 Determine dose and time until next appointment 10 0
2.4 Conclude appointment 5 0
TOTAL 61 3