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
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND 2009, 2009
Series:Rand Corporation technical report series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-201)
  • Introduction and background
  • Uptake of patient safety practices in four U.S. communities
  • Use of the hospital survey on patient safety culture
  • National survey on adoption of NQF safe practices
  • Trends for patient safety outcomes
  • Suggested approach for monitoring effects of the patient safety initiative