Health Care Errors and Patient Safety

Health Care Errors and Patient Safety

Editor(s): Brian Hurwitz, Aziz Sheikh

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405146432

Online ISBN: 9781444308150

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308150

About this Book

The detection, reporting, measurement, and minimization of medical errors and harms is now a core requirement in clinical organizations throughout developed societies. This book focuses on this major new area in health care. It explores the nature of medical error, its incidence in different health care settings, and strategies for minimizing errors and their harmful consequences to patients. Written by leading authorities, it discusses the practical issues involved in reducing errors in health care - for the clinician, the health policy adviser, and ethical and legal health professionals.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Understanding Patient Safety

  2. Part 2: Threats to Patient Safety

  3. Part 3: Responses to Health Care Errors and Violations

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