Systems approach to patient safety

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Research on human subjects entails unique challenges, particularly when risks to patient safety are under scrutiny. Therefore, many factors must be considered in studydesign. This chapter serves to provide a broad overview of commonly used frameworks and methods for injury research related to patient safety. We review methods used to reveal hazards in health care, analyze and prioritize the risks associated with these hazards, and evaluate interventions to reduce these hazards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInjury Research
Subtitle of host publicationTheories, Methods, and Approaches
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781461415992
ISBN (Print)9781461415985
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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