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Patient Safety: Make It a Priority for Your Organization!

Patient Safety: Make It a Priority for Your Organization!


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Elizabeth M. Wertz Evans, RN, BSN, MPM, FACMPE, CPHQ
Ten years have passed since the Institute of Medicine released its landmark report To Err is Human—Building a Safer Health System. Research on patient safety had originally focused on systems within the hospital setting, and now more attention is directed toward studying processes in the ambulatory setting (e.g., physician practices). This article reviews the research and other tools that are available to help leaders, executives, and providers create safer systems of care for patients seen throughout the physician practice environment.