Assessing patient safety practices and outcomes in the U.S. health care system

Presents the results of a two-year study that analyzes how patient safety practices are being adopted by U.S. health care providers, examines hospital experiences with a patient safety culture survey, and assesses patient safety outcomes trends. In case studies of four U.S. communities, researchers...

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Main Author: Farley, Donna
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND 2009, 2009
Series:Rand Corporation technical report series
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