Objective:Patient safety practices have primarily focused on providers, such as hospitals and ambulatory or long-term care. Based on the premise that most medical errors and patient safety problems arise from system issues, and that managed care constitutes the largest, most integrated system in hea
Part I: Overview of Concepts and Principles / Patient Safety Issues / National Patient Safety Initiatives Part II: Putting Patient Safety Into Practice / Improving Patient Safety Using Quality Management Tools / Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Patient Safety / Putting Patients in Charge of Their Health Care to Promote Patient Safety / Impact of Nurse Staffing on Patient Safety / Improving the Nursing Work Culture / Using Technology to Improve Patient Safety / The Role of Risk Management: The ...
The adoption of new care processes can take years despite high-quality research findings that support the change in clinical practice. Healthcare quality professionals, with their leadership and continuous quality improvement (CQI) skills, are critical champions in accelerating and supporting the ch
Advanced practice nurses are challenged to assess comprehensively the value of their role and the impact of their practice. Value is defined as quality divided by cost. The correlations among the structure, strategies of care (process), and their objectives (outcome) are key to the assessment of the