Systemic problem

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A systemic problem is a problem due to issues inherent in the overall system,[1][2] rather than due to a specific, individual, isolated factor. Contrast with pilot error, user error or mistake.

A change to the structure, organization or policies in that system could alleviate the systemic problem. On an Ishikawa diagram (fishbone diagram) of cause-and-effect links, the source of the problem can be said to be a common cause, rather than a special cause.

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  1. ^ "Health Care Renewal: The NIH: "We Have a Systemic Problem", HCRenewal, 2009, webpage: HCR-syst-prob.
  2. ^ "Data Vulnerability is a Systemic Problem", Torin Monahan, Arizona State University, May 2006, webpage: TM-prob.