Patient safety was defined by the IOM (Institute of Medicine) as "the prevention of harm to patients." Emphasis is placed on the system of care delivery that (1) prevents errors; (2) learns from errors that occur; and (3) is built on a culture of safety that involves health care professionals, organizations, and patients.
- Mitchell PH. Defining Patient Safety and Quality Care. In: Hughes RG, editor. Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2008 Apr. Chapter 1. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2681/
Pages in category "Patient Safety"
The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.
- Agreement of Medicaid claims and electronic health records for assessing preventive care quality among adults
- From adverse drug event detection to prevention. A novel clinical decision support framework for medication safety
- Patient Identification Errors
- Personal health records: a randomized trial of effects on elder medication safety