In Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes, risk managers and chief medical officers will benefit from common-sense approaches to reducing risk and litigation, and organizations will find the groundwork for a successful program that fosters innovation and creativity as they address their patient safety concerns and approaches.
This report is broken down into the following chapters.
Chapter 1. What is mistake-proofing?
Chapter 2. Relationships to existing patient safety efforts and tools
Chapter 3. How to mistake-proof the design
Chapter 4. Design issues, caveats, and limitations
Chapter 5. Examples of alternative approaches to mistake-proofing
Chapter 6. Medical and nonmedical examples: Differences and similarities
Chapter 7. Examples of mistake-proofing in health care
Chapter 8. More examples of mistake-proofing in health care
Chapter 9. Summary
John Grout, PhD, Berry College
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Patient/Medication safety; Quality improvement strategies
Last updated: April 11, 2008.
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