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Understanding patient safety

Author: Robert M Wachter
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Understanding Patient Safety is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the key clinical, organizational, and systems issues in patient safety. Written in a lively and accessible style by one of the world's leaders in the fields of patient safety and quality, Understanding Patient Safety is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as up-to-date tables, graphics, references and tools - all designed to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Wachter
ISBN: 9780071482776 0071482776
OCLC Number: 150380458
Description: xix, 298 : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The nature and frequency of medical errors and adverse events --
Basic principles of patient safety --
Safety versus quality --
Medication errors --
Surgical errors --
Diagnostic errors --
Human factors and errors at the person-machine interface --
Transition and handoff errors --
Teamwork and communcation errors --
Nosocomial infections --
Other complications of healthcare --
Patient safety in the ambulatory setting --
Information technology --
Reporting systems, incident investigations, and other methods of understanding safety issues --
Creating a culture of safety --
Workforce issues --
Training issues --
The malpractice system --
Accountability --
Law and regulations --
The role of patients --
Organizing a safety program.
Responsibility: Robert M. Wachter.

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Introduces the patient safety field to medical, nursing, pharmacy, and hospital administration trainees.  Read more...

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