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Table 3 Comparison of HFMEA and SWIFT

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

Section Risks identified by SWIFT Risks identified by HFMEA
1.1 Obtain patient list for community-based clinic 16 risks identified 3 also identified by HFMEA 8 risks identified 2 also identified by SWIFT
1 partially identified by HFMEA   1 partially identified by SWIFT
12 not identified by HFMEA   5 not identified by SWIFT
1.2 Invite patient 7 risks identified 1 also identified by HFMEA 12 risks identified 2 also identified by SWIFT
2 partially identified by HFMEA   3 partially identified by SWIFT
4 not identified by HFMEA   7 not identified by SWIFT
1.3 Schedule appointment 5 risks identified 0 also identified by HFMEA 13 risks identified 0 also identified by SWIFT
1 partially identified by HFMEA   1 partially identified by SWIFT
4 not identified by HFMEA   12 not identified by SWIFT
2.1 Obtain recent medical history 13 risks identified 6 also identified by HFMEA 14 risks identified 5 also identified by SWIFT
2 partially identified by HFMEA   4 partially identified by SWIFT
5 not identified by HFMEA   5 not identified by SWIFT
2.2 Obtain international normalised ratio 5 risks identified 4 also identified by HFMEA 5 risks identified 4 also identified by SWIFT
1 partially identified by HFMEA   0 partially identified by SWIFT
0 not identified by HFMEA   1 not identified by SWIFT
2.3 Determine dose and time until next appointment 10 risks identified 1 also identified by HFMEA 8 risks identified 1 also identified by SWIFT
4 partially identified by HFMEA   4 partially identified by SWIFT
5 not identified by HFMEA   3 not identified by SWIFT
2.4 Conclude appointment 5 risks identified 2 also identified by HFMEA 12 risks identified 2 also identified by SWIFT
0 partially identified by HFMEA   1 partially identified by SWIFT
3 not identified by HFMEA   9 not identified by SWIFT
TOTAL 61 risks identified 17 also identified by HFMEA 72 risks identified 16 also identified by SWIFT
11 partially identified by HFMEA   14 partially identified by SWIFT
33 not identified by HFMEA   42 not identified by SWIFT