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Patient Safety : The Delivery of Healthcare

Editor’s note: For all of the following, the solutions to improved health care delivery are known and relatively inexpensive to significantly improve. Why do patients, consumers and regulators tolerate these errors?

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Nurse survey shows cleanliness, medication safety issues
A survey of more than 700 hospital nurses by Consumer Reports found 28% had seen problems with cleanliness in the past week and 26% reported that hospital staff didn’t always properly wash their hands. Eleven percent of nurses also said they had seen incorrect administration of medications during the previous week. WLS-TV (Chicago)/Consumer Reports (8/4)

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August 5, 2009 - Posted by | Accountability, healthcare | ,

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