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Patient Safety and Quality

An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses

Edited by Ronda G Hughes, PhD, MHS, RN.

Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); .
Publication No.: 08-0043

Excerpt

Throughout these pages, you will find peer-reviewed discussions and reviews of a wide range of issues and literature regarding patient safety and quality health care. Owing to the complex nature of health care, this book provides some insight into the multiple factors that determine the quality and safety of health care as well as patient, nurse, and systems outcomes. Each of these 51 chapters and 3 leadership vignettes presents an examination of the state of the science behind quality and safety concepts and challenges the reader to not only use evidence to change practices but also to actively engage in developing the evidence base to address critical knowledge gaps. Patient safety and quality care are at the core of health care systems and processes and are inherently dependent upon nurses. To achieve goals in patient safety and quality, and thereby improve health care throughout this nation, nurses must assume the leadership role.

Contents

Prepared with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Suggested citation:

Hughes RG (ed.). Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses. (Prepared with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). AHRQ Publication No. 08-0043. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2008.

Disclaimer: The authors of the papers published in this document are responsible for the content of each paper. Statements in the papers should not be construed as endorsements by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Bookshelf ID: NBK2651PMID: 21328752
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