Discrete Problems

These problems may be more difficult to identify. Discrete problems may occur within a system but may only affect a small extent of the entire system.

 

Because even relatively isolated problems could stem from 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.

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.