The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology

National Research Center for Traumatology assigned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare

Human Factors

The focus area Human factors investigates how human abilities and limitations affect work through the entire trauma chain. For example, it could be research on decision-making, stress, workload, teamwork or other aspects of what sometimes is referred to in healthcare as non-technical skills. The knowledge that is developed can be used to design more efficient, safer, and user-friendly systems for healthcare, with a focus on pre-hospital work as well as disaster medicine and traumatology. The projects within the focus area can have an applied character with a focus on solving current problems or a more basic research-oriented character to develop theories, models and evidence.

Coordinator for focus area ‘Human Factors’ is Dr Erik Prytz