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Research into patient safety

Joseph Nimeh, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist Fellow at the University of South Florida, discusses implementing patient safety rounds in hospitals to reduce medical errors and fix the problems nationwide that lead to errors.

Reading:
Jackson C, Macdonald M, Anderson M, Stevens P, Gordon P, Laxer R. Improving communication of critical test results in a pediatric academic setting: key lessons in achieving and sustaining positive outcomes. Healthc Q. 2009;12 Spec No Patient:116-22.
Santamour B, Bush H. Pursuing excellence: AHA initiative demonstrates value of teamwork in improving safety. Mater Manag Health Care. 2009 Aug;18(8):14-7.
Bodur S, Filiz E. A survey on patient safety culture in primary healthcare services in Turkey. Int J Qual Health Care. 2009 Oct;21(5):348-55. Epub 2009 Aug 22.

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