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How reliable are clinical systems in the UK NHS? A study of seven NHS organisations.

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BACKGROUND: It is well known that many healthcare systems have poor reliability; however, the size and pervasiveness of this problem and its impact has not been systematically established in the UK. The authors studied four clinical systems: clinical information in surgical outpatient clinics, prescribing for hospital inpatients, equipment in theatres, and insertion of peripheral intravenous lines. The aim was to describe the nature, extent and variation in reliability of these four systems ...

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10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000442

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Franklin, BD More by this author
Moorthy, K More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
BMJ quality and safety
Volume:
21
Issue:
6
Pages:
466-472
Publication date:
2012-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2044-5423
ISSN:
2044-5415
URN:
uuid:e49584c5-4d6b-4405-85a8-0d88f680e0e3
Source identifiers:
323054
Local pid:
pubs:323054

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