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Author Wachter, Robert M., author

Title Understanding patient safety / Robert M. Wachter
Edition Second edition
Published New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, [2012]


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Description xxi, 478 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
regular print
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
Summary Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the core clinical, organizational, and systems issues of patient safety.This book is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as tables, graphics, references, and tools
Analysis Medicine
Notes Previous 1st ed. 2008 edited by Lynne Currie
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medical errors -- Prevention.
Medical errors -- Great Britain -- Prevention.
Patients -- Care -- Great Britain.
Medicine -- Practice -- Safety measures.
Patients -- Safety measures.
Medical Errors -- prevention & control.
Patient Safety.
Safety Management -- methods.
LC no. 2011042733
ISBN 0071765786 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780071765787 (paperback: alk. paper)