Patient identification: The foundation for a culture of patient safety Journal Article


Author: Parisi, L. L.
Article Title: Patient identification: The foundation for a culture of patient safety
Abstract: Patients, consumer advocacy groups, and regulatory and accrediting bodies have spoken out about the importance of patient safety in the health care environment. Understandably, patient safety is a leading concern for both consumers and health care providers. These efforts have encouraged health care organizations and providers to review and revise, as necessary, routine practices that contribute to a culture of patient safety and avoid medical errors. This article outlines the process and outcome of a performance improvement initiative to develop a standard patient identification policy.
Keywords: treatment outcome; united states; methodology; standard; cancer center; organization; cancer care facilities; outcome and process assessment (health care); new york city; safety; management; medical error; medical errors; patient identification systems; safety management; humans; human; article; organizational culture
Journal Title: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume: 18
Issue: 1
ISSN: 1057-3631
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 2003-01-01
Start Page: 73
End Page: 79
Language: English
PUBMED: 12518841
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Export Date: 12 September 2014 -- Source: Scopus