Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices

Evidence Report

Kaveh G. Shojania
Bradford W. Duncan
Kathryn M. McDonald - Stanford University
Robert M. Wachter

Published by
UCSF-Stanford Evidence-Based Practice Center, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 20, 2001
Publication no. 01-E058, Evidence report no. 43

Patient safety has received increased attention in recent years, but mostly with a focus on the epidemiology of errors and adverse events, rather than on practices that reduce such events. This project aimed to collect and critically review the existing evidence on practices relevant to improving patient safety.