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Clinical risk modification, quality, and patient safety: interrelationships, problems, and future potential.

Abstract:
Iatrogenic injury, in which patients are unintentionally injured by medical treatment, occurs in 4% of hospital admissions and causes considerable human suffering, financial losses, and waste of healthcare resources. This article discusses why existing quality initiatives have had little impact on iatrogenic injury and suggests an approach to clinical risk modification that may enhance the safety of medical treatment.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Best practices and benchmarking in healthcare : a practical journal for clinical and management application
Volume:
2
Issue:
6
Pages:
221-226
Publication date:
1997
ISSN:
1085-0635
URN:
uuid:a935b109-37f0-4daf-b89d-660d22b08257
Source identifiers:
450494
Local pid:
pubs:450494

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