Medical error is a serious problem in terms of patient injury, effective treatment, and healthcare costs. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, "Medical Error and Patient Safety" provides useful concepts and techniques that can be applied to reduce the rate of unacceptable errors, mistakes, or shortcoming expected in human performance. This book presents over 500 preventive remedies, with chapters that address such topics as medical services, medical devices, analysis, management errors, communications, and drug delivery. Various appendices detail selected standards and regulations. This text offers in-depth understanding that can lead to rapid advances in medical error management.
Introduction. General Concepts. Medical Services. Medical Devices. Analysis. Human Factors. Management Errors. Communications. Drug Delivery.