Princeton University Library Catalog

Understanding patient safety / Robert M. Wachter.

Author:
Wachter, Robert M. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : McGraw Hill Medical, c2012.
Εdition:
2nd ed.
Description:
xxi, 478 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
The nature and frequency of medical errors and adverse events -- Basic principles of patient safety -- Safety, quality, and value -- Medication errors -- Surgical errors -- Diagnostic errors -- Human factors and errors at the person-machine interface -- Transition and handoff errors -- Teamwork and communication errors -- Healthcare-associated infections -- Other complications of healthcare -- Patient safety in the ambulatory setting -- Information technology -- Reporting systems, root cause analysis, and other methods of understanding safety issues -- Creating a culture of safety -- Workforce issues -- Education and training issues -- The malpractice system -- Accountability -- Accreditation and regulations -- The role of patients -- Organizing a safety program.
ISBN:
  • 9780071765787 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0071765786 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2011042733
OCLC:
757912363
RCP:
C - S