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Health care errors and patient safety

Author: Brian Hurwitz; Aziz Sheikh
Publisher: Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The detection, reporting, measurement, and minimization of medical errors and harms is now a core requirement in clinical organizations throughout developed societies. This book focuses on this major new area in health care. It explores the nature of medical error, its incidence in different health care settings, and strategies for minimizing errors and their harmful consequences to patients. Written by leading  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Hurwitz; Aziz Sheikh
ISBN: 9781405146432 1405146435
OCLC Number: 263295130
Description: ix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Understanding patient safety --
Threats to patient safety --
Responses to health care errors and violations.
Responsibility: edited by Brian Hurwitz and Aziz Sheikh.
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Up to date focus on a major issue in health care worldwide Provides the latest knowledge about how errors occur and strategies to avoid them Written by leading clinicians and ethicists  Read more...

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