Raghav Govindarajan, Harleen Kaur, Anudeep Yelam
February 13, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498785020 - CAT# K30179
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Based on the IOM's estimate of 44,000 deaths annually, medical errors rank as the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. Clearly medical errors are an epidemic that needs to be contained. Despite these numbers, patient safety and medical errors remain an issue for physicians and other clinicians. This book bridges the issues related to patient safety by providing clinically relevant, vignette-based description of the areas where most problems occur. Each vignette highlights a particular issue such as communication, human facturs, E.H.R., etc. and provides tools and strategies for improving quality in these areas and creating a safer environment for patients.
Introduction. Introduction to patient safety and medical errors. Developing an outline from patient safety curriculum. Understanding systems error. Clinical Vignettes. Human factors engineering. Communication issues. Culture of patient safety. Electronic medical records and patient safety. Understanding diagnostic errors. Understanding human/provider errors. Tools and Strategies. Tools and strategies for quality improvement and patient safety - a primer for healthcare providers. Summary.