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Health Care Errors and Patient Safety

Publication Year:
2009
Edition:
1st
Author:
Hurwitz, Brian and Sheikh, Aziz
Publisher:
Wiley
ISBN:
978-1-40-514643-2
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Description

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 authorities, it discusses the practical issues involved in reducing errors in health care - for the clinician, the health policy adviser, and ethical and legal health professionals.
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Platform:
OvidSP
Publisher:
Wiley
Product Type:
Book
Author:
Hurwitz, Brian and Sheikh, Aziz
ISBN:
978-1-40-514643-2
Specialty:
  • Health Administration
Language:
English
Edition:
1st
Pages:
288
Publication Year:
2009

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