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Monday, 25 March 2013

Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence

Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices by PG Shekelle and others, has been published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the US. In 2001 the AHRQ published its first report, and this 955p follow-up has been co-authored by many of the original researchers, and has some important additions.

After analyzing 41 patient safety practices, an international panel of patient safety experts identified 22 strategies that are ready for adoption. Enough evidence exists that health systems and institutions can move forward in implementing these strategies to improve the safety and quality of health care.

A special supplement to the Annals of Internal Medicine features 10 articles on selected patient safety strategies featured in Making Health Care Safer II, so this makes a good summary source. It includes articles on healthcare associated infection, falls prevention, medication safety and end of life care.

Access this issue via CIAP or contact your health library for access to the full text. Annals of Internal Medicine 5 March 2013 158(5 pt 2), "Making health care safer : a critical review of evidence supporting strategies to improve patient safety".

Republished from NCAHS Library Clippings

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