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Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 1: Research Findings)

Editors: Kerm Henriksen, James B Battles, Eric S Marks, and David I Lewin.

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Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); .
Publication No.: 05-0021-1


The contents of this volume, summarizing AHRQ- and other government-sponsored patient safety research over the past 5 years, demonstrates solid, broad, and rapid progress in the other key element upon which successful execution will rest: ideas. Here you will find every dimension of safe patient care delivery, ranging from state-of-the-art detection and tracking systems (concurrent and retrospective clinical trigger systems), to successful interventions that addressed specific, single injury sources (e.g., adverse drug events), to organizational structures (e.g., building a culture of safety; nursing roles; teamwork), to safety features within and among care delivery locales (e.g., rural versus urban care; ambulatory versus inpatient care; patient transitions), to core theory (e.g., human factors; cognitive factors; work load; transitory work assignments), to the role of technology (decision-support systems for safe care; methods to safely deploy new technologies), to the role of national and State-level policy.


Suggested citation:

Henriksen K, Battles JB, Marks ES, Lewin DI, editors. Advances in patient safety: from research to implemtation. Vol. 1, Research findings. AHRQ Publication No. 05-0021-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Feb. 2005.

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: NBK20452PMID: 21249792


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