Health Care Errors and Patient Safety by Brian Hurwitz
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Health Care Errors and Patient Safety
By Brian Hurwitz

Health Care Errors and Patient Safety

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Health Care Errors and Patient Safety by Brian Hurwitz

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The detection, reporting, measurement, and minimization of medical errors and harms is now a core requirement in clinical organizations throughout developed societies. This book focuses on this major new area in health care. It explores the nature of medical error, its incidence in different health care settings, and strategies for minimizing errors and their harmful consequences to patients. Written by leading authorities, it discusses the practical issues involved in reducing errors in health care - for the clinician, the health policy adviser, and ethical and legal health professionals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405146432
ISBN-10: 1405146435
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 164mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Brian Hurwitz

Brian Hurwitz , NHS GP, Professor of Medicine and the Arts, King's College, London. Aziz Sheikh , NHS GP, Professor of Primary Care Research and Development, University of Edinburgh The editors have worked together on medical error in the past and have a considerable track record of jointly undertaken research and peer review publication in primary health care related fields. They have established contacts with many of the proposed chapter authors.

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