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Patient safety in the critical care environment. Surg Clin North Am 2012 Dec;92(6):1369-86

Date

11/17/2012

Pubmed ID

23153874

DOI

10.1016/j.suc.2012.08.007

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84869127238   8 Citations

Abstract

Improving the quality and safety of intensive care unit (ICU) care in the United States is a significant challenge for the future. Obtaining improvement in systems of care is difficult given the reactionary mode physicians tend to enter when dealing with moment-to-moment crises. It will be important to implement quality and safety measures that are already supported by evidence. Improvement of device safety will be critical to reducing the large number of device-related complications that occur in US ICUs. Prospective collection of adverse events with rigorous analysis will be important to allow systematic errors to be exposed and corrected.

Author List

Rossi PJ, Edmiston CE Jr

Author

Peter J. Rossi MD Chief, Associate Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Communicable Disease Control
Critical Care
Cross Infection
Diagnostic Imaging
Equipment Safety
Humans
Intensive Care Units
Medical Errors
Patient Safety
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
Risk Management
Transportation of Patients
United States
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