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Patient safety

Author: Charles Vincent, Dr.
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell : BMJ/Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Patient safety, at its simplest, is the attempt to understand, reduce, and ameliorate the harm to patients caused by healthcare rather than disease. The new edition of this paperback puts even more  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Vincent, Dr.
ISBN: 9781405192217 1405192216
OCLC Number: 655638257
Description: xiii, 416 pages : illustrations
Contents: Medical harm : a brief history --
The emergence of patient safety --
Integrating safety and quality --
The nature and scale of error and harm --
Reporting and learning systems --
Measuring safety --
Human error and systems thinking --
Understanding how things go wrong --
Caring for patients harmed by treatment --
Supporting staff after serious incidents --
Clinical interventions and process improvement --
Design for patient safety --
Using information technology to reduce error --
Creating a culture of safety --
Patient involvement in patient safety --
Procedures, violations and migrations --
Safety skills --
Teams create safety --
Safe organisations : bringing it all together --
High performing healthcare systems.
Responsibility: Charles Vincent.

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Therefore I believe that this book should be read by anyone involved in, or responsible for healthcare. (Bulletin Royal College of Path, 1 July 2011) This is a superb book. I can strongly recommend Read more...

 
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