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Assessing patient safety practices and outcomes in the U.S. health care system [electronic resource] / Donna O. Farley ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Farley, Donna | Rand Corporation.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Technical report (Rand Corporation): TR-725-AHRQ.Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 201 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780833049025 (electronic bk.); 083304902X (electronic bk.); 9780833047748; 0833047744.Subject(s): Outcome assessment (Medical care) -- United States | Hospital patients -- United States -- Safety measures -- Evaluation | Medical Errors -- prevention & control -- United States -- Evaluation Studies | Quality Assurance, Health Care -- United States -- Evaluation Studies | Safety Management -- United States -- Evaluation Studies | MEDICAL -- Health Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Services | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace CultureGenre/Form: 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: EBSCOhost
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 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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