First Do No Harm: Integrating Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Abstract:The authors describe the first 2 years of experience with their Primum Non Nocere, or First Do No Harm, initiative, for which quality improvement methods and practical solutions for improved patient safety have been implemented in a series of projects.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2002
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David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president for the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission, is the inaugural editor-in-chief of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
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