Health Policy and Issues

Understanding Patient Safety, 2nd Edition

2nd Edition
by: Robert Wachter
ISBN: 0071765786 / 9780071765787
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Table of Contents

(abbreviated) SECTION I: AN INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT SAFETY AND MEDICAL ERRORS

Chapter 1 The Nature and Frequency of Medical Errors and Adverse Events

Chapter 2 Basic Principles of Patient Safety

Chapter 3 Safety, Quality, and Value

SECTION II: TYPES OF MEDICAL ERRORS

Chapter 4 Medication Errors

Chapter 5 Surgical Errors

Chapter 6 Diagnostic Errors

Chapter 7 Human Factors and Errors at the Person–Machine Interface

Chapter 8 Transition and Handoff Errors

Chapter 9 Teamwork and Communication Errors

Chapter 10 Healthcare-Associated Infections

Chapter 11 Other Complications of Healthcare

Chapter 12 Patient Safety in the Ambulatory Setting

SECTION III: SOLUTIONS

Chapter 13 Information Technology

Chapter 14 Reporting Systems, Root Cause Analysis, and Other Methods of Understanding Safety Issues

Chapter 15 Creating a Culture of Safety

Chapter 16 Workforce Issues

Chapter 17 Education and Training Issues

Chapter 18 The Malpractice System

Chapter 19 Accountability

Chapter 20 Accreditation and Regulations

Chapter 21 The Role of Patients

Chapter 22 Organizing a Safety Program

SECTION IV: APPENDICES


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