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Studying large-scale programmes to improve patient safety in whole care systems: challenges for research.

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Large-scale national and multi-institutional patient safety improvement programmes are being developed in the health care systems of several countries to address problems in the reliability of care delivered to patients. Drawing upon popular collaborative improvement models, these campaigns are ambitious in their aims to improve patient safety in macro-level systems such as whole health care organisations. This article considers the methodological issues involved in conducting research and ev...

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Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982)
Volume:
69
Issue:
12
Pages:
1767-1776
Publication date:
2009-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:a5f86dcd-ebff-45af-af02-3f15d0563626
Source identifiers:
310328
Local pid:
pubs:310328

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