Join our mailing list!
(Your shopping cart is empty)
Diane Publishing Books
Patient Safety Act: HHS is in the Process of Implementing the Act, so Its Effectiveness Cannot Yet be Implemented
Linda T. Kohn (au)
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimated in 1999 that preventable medical errors cause as many as 98,000 deaths a year among hospital patients in the U.S. Congress passed the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (the Patient Safety Act) to encourage health care providers to voluntarily report information on medical errors and other events -- patient safety data -- for analysis and to facilitate the development of improvements in patient safety using these data. This report describes progress by the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to implement the Patient Safety Act by (1) creating a list of Patient Safety Organizations (PSO) so that these entities are authorized under the Patient Safety Act to collect patient safety data from health care providers to develop improvements in patient safety, and (2) implementing the network of patient safety databases (NPSD) to collect and aggregate patient safety data. These actions are important to complete before the law's effectiveness can be evaluated. Figures.
Japanese Experience: A Short History of Japan
Karluk: The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration
We the People: Voices & Images of the New Nation
Mammoth Book of Cats: A Collection of Stories, Verse & Prose
Dynamic Nutrition for Maximum Performance: A Complete Nutritional Guide for Peak Sports Performance
Share your knowledge of this product with other customers...
Be the first to write a review
Diane Publishing Co
PO Box 617
Darby, PA 19023-0617
Become an Affiliate
Send Us Feedback
Copyright ï¿½ 2004 Diane Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.