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Title Epidemic of medical errors and hospital-acquired infections : systemic and social causes / editor, William Charney
Published Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 336 pages)
Contents 1. Do no harm : a social science approach to medical errors and hospital-acquired infections : a systemic approach to the epidemic / William Charney -- ch. 2. For-profit care : its effect on medical errors / Joseph Schirmer -- ch. 3. Medical errors / John H. Lange, Luca Cegolon, and Giuseppe Mastrangelo -- ch. 4. Nosocomial diseases : a discussion of issues and prevention / John H. Lange, Luca Cegolon, and Giuseppe Mastrangelo -- ch. 5. No more preventable deaths : hospital-acquired infections in Canada and one union's campaign to stop them / Jonah Gindin and Michael Hurley -- ch. 6. Hospital epidemiology / John H. Lange, Giuseppe Mastrangelo, and Luca Cegolon -- ch. 7. Staffing and medical errors / Beth Piknick -- ch. 8. Working conditions and patient safety : impacts on medical errors / Steven Hecker -- ch. 9. Shift work and its impact on medical error / Christine Pontus and Susan Farist Butler -- ch. 10. Bullying and medical errors / Kathleen Bartholomew -- ch. 11. The relationship between lateral and horizontal violence and bullying : nurses and patient safety / Christine Pontus and Pamela M. Ortner -- ch. 12. Special populations : medical error and infection / Susan Gallagher -- ch. 13. Personal protective equipment : patient and worker safety / Thomas P. Fuller -- ch. 14. Legal issues / Barbara Machin -- ch. 15. Technology and medical errors / Shannon Gallagher -- ch. 16. Nursing injury rates and negative patient outcomes : connecting the dots / William Charney and Joseph Schirmer -- ch. 17. Industrial hygiene for health-care workers : exposures causing injuries / John H. Lange, Giuseppe Mastrangelo, and Luca Cegolon -- ch. 18. Perspectives of a frontline nurse / Maggie Flanagan -- ch. 19. Medical error : a personal story / Daniel Gilmore
Summary "'Do no harm' a particularly leading and important phrase in the delivery of healthcare is not working. In fact depending on the epidemiological approach and which data sets one applies, medical errors, hospital acquired infections (HAIs) and pharmaceutical errors combined are the second or third leading killer of Americans annually: approximately 300,000 die from a combination of medical errors, hospital acquired infections (HAIs), and pharmaceutical errors ... 100,000 per category. Add to these numbers the hundreds of thousands who are harmed (morbidity) but not killed (mortality) changing quality of life and a substantial problem is defined"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cross infection -- United States -- Prevention.
Medical care -- United States.
Medical economics -- United States.
Medical errors -- United States -- Prevention.
Medical errors -- United States.
Nosocomial infections -- United States.
Cross Infection -- prevention & control.
Delivery of Health Care -- economics.
Health Personnel -- organization & administration.
Infection Control -- methods.
Medical Errors -- prevention & control.
Quality Assurance, Health Care -- economics.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Charney, William, 1947-
ISBN 1280121513
1420089307 (electronic bk.)
9781420089301 (electronic bk.)