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Figure 2-5

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Figure 2.5. A fault tree example

A fault tree example (Probability equations omitted). The tree progresses from: (1) Top Event to (2) OR symbol, which splits in two; (3) One branch (right) leads to Minimal Cut Set 2: Basic Failure #3; (4) Second branch (left) leads to AND symbol where tree splits in two again, leading to Minimal Cut Set 1: Basic Failure #1 and Basic Failure #2.

Note: P = probability, F = basic failure.

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Internet Citation: Figure 2-5: Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes -. May 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/mistakeproof/mistakefig2-5.html