Patient' safety: challenges for nursing research and practice

de Camargo Silva, Ana Elisa Bauer
July 2010
Revista Eletronica de Enfermagem;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p423
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the quality of care provided for the patients' safety by the health care institutions in the U.S. She says that the move to enhance patients' safety started when a report was published by the U.S. Institute of Medicine regarding the critical condition of health care in the U.S. She mentions that the main challenge with regards to the patients' safety is to allow an understanding on the cause of medical errors and adverse events occurring in the health care profession.


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