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Patient Safety: Hospitals Face Challenges Implementing Evidence-Based Practices
Linda T. Kohn (au)
While millions of Americans benefit from the medical care they receive each year, this care also has the potential to harm patients. Medical care can be unsafe when it leads to adverse events, such as infections. Such adverse events occur even though evidence indicates that some could be reduced or eliminated through implementation of evidence-based patient safety practices. This report describes (1) key factors that affect hospitalsäó» implementation of evidence-based patient safety practices and their reported effects on adverse events; (2) the types of programs health care payers use to promote hospital patient safety and their reported effects on adverse events; and (3) gaps, if any, that experts identify in the available information on patient safety experts. Table. This is a print on demand report.
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