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Description - Taking the Lead in Patient Safety by Thomas R. Krause

Medical accidents account for over 50,000 patient deaths every year in U.S. hospitals alone. Through a wealth of case studies, A Patient Safety Primer for Healthcare Leaders provides examples of how to address the most pressing safety concerns a hospital safety officer may face. Written primarily for hospital safety professionals and managers establishing a variety of ways to maximize hospital safety, the book provides a model to establish a culture of safety in the medical workplace, outlining leadership and organizational plans to minimize danger to both patients and hospital workers alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470225394
ISBN-10: 0470225394
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 167mm x 21mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas R. Krause

Thomas R. Krause, Ph.D., is chairman and cofounder of Behavioral Science Technology, Inc. (BST), a global safety consulting and solutions firm. He is the author of four books, including Leading with Safety, and has written more than 50 articles on safety systems, culture, and leadership. Dr. Krause, who serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Behavior Analysis in Health, Sports, Fitness and Medicine, is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Psychological Association. John H. Hidley, M.D., cofounder of BST, is board certified in neurology and psychiatry. Dr. Hidley, who practiced in the U.S. Air Force and privately, publishes frequently on safety and leadership issues. He has contributed to The Behavior-Based Safety Process, Current Issues in Behavior-Based Safety, and Leading with Safety.

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