Assessing patient safety practices and outcomes in the U.S. health care system / Donna O. Farley [and others].
Contributor(s): Farley, Donna | Rand Corporation.Material type: BookSeries: Technical report (Rand Corporation): TR-725-AHRQ.Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 201 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 083304902X; 9780833049025.Subject(s): Hospital patients -- United States -- Safety measures -- Evaluation | Outcome assessment (Medical care) -- United States | Accident Prevention | Accidents | Americas | Environment and Public Health | Evaluation Studies | Geographic Locations | Geographicals | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation | Health Care | Health Services Administration | Health Services | Medical Errors -- Evaluation Studies -- prevention & control -- United States | Medical Errors | North America | Organization and Administration | Public Health | Publication Characteristics | Quality Assurance, Health Care -- Evaluation Studies -- United States | Quality Assurance, Health Care | Quality of Health Care | Risk Management | Safety Management -- Evaluation Studies -- United States | Safety Management | Safety | Study Characteristics | United States | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture | Health & Biological Sciences | Medical Research | MEDICAL -- Health Policy | Medicine | Outcome assessment (Medical care) | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Services | Medical Errors -- prevention & control | Quality Assurance, Health Care | Safety Management | United States | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Evaluation Studies. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Assessing patient safety practices and outcomes in the U.S. health care system.DDC classification: 362.110973 Online resources: Digital version
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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.
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 collected information on the dynamics of local patient safety activities and on adoption of safe practices by hospitals.
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