Discrete Problems

Discrete problems may be more difficult to identify. Even though they may occur within a system, they could affect only a small part of the entire system.

For example, the problem may:

When there are minor or few problems within a system, then the violation/deficiency may be related to a discrete problem, rather than a systemic problem. It is imperative that the facility examine all problems carefully to determine whether there is a system failure before assuming the problem is discrete. Even relatively isolated problems could stem from a systemic problem.