Patient Safety, 2nd edition

Patient Safety, 2nd edition

Author(s): Charles Vincent

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405192217

Online ISBN: 9781444323856

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323856

About this Book

When you are ready to implement measures to improve patient safety, this is the book to consult. Charles Vincent, one of the world's pioneers in patient safety, discusses each and every aspect clearly and compellingly. He reviews the evidence of risks and harms to patients, and he provides practical guidance on implementing safer practices in health care.

The second edition puts greater emphasis on this practical side. Examples of team based initiatives show how patient safety can be improved by changing practices, both cultural and technological, throughout whole organisations. Not only does this benefit patients; it also impacts positively on health care delivery, with consequent savings in the economy.

Patient Safety has been praised as a gateway to understanding the subject. This second edition is more than that - it is a revelation of the pervading influence of health care errors, and a guide to how these can be overcome.

"... The beauty of this book is that it describes the complexity of patient safety in a simple coherent way and captures the breadth of issues that encompass this fascinating field.  The author provides numerous ways in which the reader can take this subject further with links to the international world of patient safety and evidence based research... One of the most difficult aspects of patient safety is that of implementation of safer practices and sustained change.  Charles Vincent, through this book, provides all who read it clear examples to help with these challenges" From a review in Hospital Medicine by Dr Suzette Woodward, Director of Patient Safety.

Access 'Essentials of Patient Safety - Free Online Introduction': www.wiley.com/go/vincent/patientsafety/essentials

Table of contents

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  1. Section One: The Evolution of Patient Safety

  2. Section Two: The Hazards of Healthcare

  3. Section Three: From Accident Analysis to System Design

  4. Section Four: The Aftermath

  5. Section Five: Design, Technology and Standardization

  6. Section Six: People Create Safety

  7. Section Seven: The Journey to Safety

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