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The patient's guide to preventing medical errors

Author: Karin Janine Berntsen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2004.
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Berntsen, VP of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at a hospital facility in California, works daily to provide implementation of patient safety, medical error review, hospital policy, medical staff responsibility, infection control oversight and quality improvement. This important book provides a guide for patients and offers clear actions consumers can take to assure they don't suffer the horrors of a medical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Janine Berntsen
ISBN: 0275982300 9780275982300
OCLC Number: 54960611
Description: xiv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The error factor --
Communication vulnerabilities --
Why the silence? --
Organized structures within hospitals --
Who is watching the hospitals? --
Making safer health care choices: what the numbers mean --
Rapid advancements in medicine --
Old designs, prone to errors: system failures and human factors --
Disclosure --
Beyond medical malpractice --
Toward a new safety culture: how the change will happen --
The patient partnership: what needs to change --
Hospitals on the mend --
What you can do to protect yourself.
Responsibility: Karin Janine Berntsen.

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