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Quality and Safety on an Acute Surgical Ward: An Exploratory Study of Process and Outcome

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Objective: To evaluate patient safety in an emergency surgical unit using process and outcome measures in parallel. Background: Patient harm from errors in care is common in modern surgical practice. Measurement of the problem is essential to any solution, but current methods of evaluating patient harm are either impractical or inadequate. We have therefore analyzed compliance with safety-relevant care processes, with the aim of developing a process-based system for evaluating ward safety. Me...

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Publication date:
2009-01-01
URN:
uuid:18e0f5e3-8568-4364-a317-580250008e25
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oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:550

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