The increasing recognition that, despite spectacular progress in treating disease and improving health, health care can be unsafe for patients has triggered a considerable reassessment of contemporary medical practice in the context of a complex and opaque system. The science of human error and theoretical concepts from other safety-critical industries are increasingly relevant to the emerging interprofessional discipline of Patient Safety. Many challenges remain ahead to achieve safety and high-reliability from our health care delivery system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Quality Improvement|
|Subtitle of host publication||Methods, Principles and Role in Healthcare|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 2013|
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