Health Care Errors and Patient Safety
Copyright © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Brian Hurwitz, Aziz Sheikh
Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
Print ISBN: 9781405146432
Online ISBN: 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.