Patient safety: An overview

Juan A. Sanchez, Kevin W. Lobdell

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuality Improvement
Subtitle of host publicationMethods, Principles and Role in Healthcare
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781624173905
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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