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Title Epidemic of medical errors and hospital-acquired infections : systemic and social causes / edited by William Charney
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2012]
©2012

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Description xiv, 342 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 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 / Giuseppe Mastrangelo -- ch. 4 Nosocomial Diseases: A Discussion of Issues and Prevention / Giuseppe Mastrangelo -- ch. 5 No More Preventable Deaths: Hospital-Acquired Infections in Canada and One Union's Campaign to Stop Them / Michael Hurley -- ch. 6 Hospital Epidemiology / 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 / 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 / Pamela M. Ortner --
Contents note continued: 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 / Joseph Schirmer -- ch. 17 Industrial Hygiene for Health-Care Workers: Exposures Causing Injuries / 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
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medical errors.
Medical errors -- Prevention.
Nosocomial infections.
Nosocomial infections -- Prevention.
Nosocomial infections -- United States -- Prevention.
Medical economics -- United States.
Medical errors -- United States -- Prevention.
Medical Errors -- prevention & control.
Cross Infection -- prevention & control.
Delivery of Health Care -- economics.
Health Personnel -- organization & administration.
Infection Control -- methods.
Quality Assurance, Health Care -- economics.
United States.
Author Charney, William, 1947-
LC no. 2011037590
ISBN 9781420089295 hardcover alkaline paper
1420089293 hardcover alkaline paper