Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn
London, England EC1N 2HH

Speaker: Professor Harold Thimbleby

One of the reasons why people make mistakes is that the systems they use are badly
designed, and this is perhaps nowhere more alarming than in hospital errors involving drug
delivery systems. This talk reviews a well-documented, but otherwise typical, fatality and
shows that many causes could be prevented by better design, and better programming in

Harold Thimbleby is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry and a Royal Society-Leverhulme
Trust Senior Research Fellow at Swansea University.

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