Identifying and Using Tools for Reducing Risks to Patients and Health Care Workers: A Nursing Perspective

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Abstract:

The authors survey the literature on organizational and other systems factors in the occurrence of medical errors and health care worker injuries and call for the identification of common research efforts and, when appropriate, policy efforts.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2001

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  • Published monthly, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to providing health professionals with the information they need to promote the quality and safety of health care. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety invites original manuscripts on the development, adaptation, and/or implementation of innovative thinking, strategies, and practices in improving quality and safety in health care. Case studies, program or project reports, reports of new methodologies or new applications of methodologies, research studies on the effectiveness of improvement interventions, and commentaries on issues and practices are all considered.

    Also known as Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement and Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
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