Patient safety: An overview

Juan A. Sanchez, Kevin W. Lobdell

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Abstract

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.
Pages51-60
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781624173905
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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