Temporal Trends in Rates of Patient Harm Resulting from Medical Care
MedSun: Newsletter #56, January 2011

The New England Journal of Medicine

Findings from a study of 10 North Carolina hospitals suggest that patient harms remain common, with little evidence of widespread improvement. Further efforts are needed to translate effective safety interventions into routine practice and to monitor health care safety over time.

Additional Information:

The New England Journal of Medicine. Temporal Trends in Rates of Patient Harm Resulting from Medical Care. CP, Parry GJ, Bones CB, Hackbarth AD, Goldmann DA, Sharek PJ. November 25, 2010. 363:2124-2134.
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1004404


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