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Author Wachter, Robert M.
Title Understanding patient safety [electronic resource] / Robert M. Wachter.
Publication Info. New York : McGraw Hill Medical, c2012.
Edition 2nd ed.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Access Medicine    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description p. ; cm.
Series Access Medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The nature and frequency of medical errors and adverse events -- Basic principles of patient safety -- Safety, quality, and value -- Medication errors -- Surgical errors -- Diagnostic errors -- Human factors and errors at the person-machine interface -- Transition and handoff errors -- Teamwork and communication errors -- Healthcare-associated infections -- Other complications of healthcare -- Patient safety in the ambulatory setting -- Information technology -- Reporting systems, root cause analysis, and other methods of understanding safety issues -- Creating a culture of safety -- Workforce issues -- Education and training issues -- The malpractice system -- Accountability -- Accreditation and regulations -- The role of patients -- Organizing a safety program.
Access License restrictions may limit access.
Subject Medical Errors -- prevention & control.
Safety Management -- methods.
Added Author Access Medicine
ISBN 9780071765787 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0071765786 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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