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Patient safety, elephants, chickens, and mosquitoes.

Authors
  • Beauregard, Kay
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
26
Issue
3
Identifiers
PMID: 16990749
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Five years after the landmark report by the Institute of Medicine, To Err is Human (2000), many of us still grapple with making care safer for patients. This article broadly describes how patient safety fits into the picture of quality, concepts in patient safety, and practical safety processes you can implement today.

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