The National Quality Forum has identified 30 safe practices that, evidence shows, can work to reduce or prevent adverse events and medication errors. These practices can be universally adopted by all health care settings to reduce the risk of harm to patients.
The safe practices are organized into the following categories:
A printable PDF version is available. This tool also provides background information about the National Quality Forum, as well as links to a report providing more detailed information about the 30 safe practices.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; National Quality Forum
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Last updated: April 14, 2008.
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