TITLE

PROMOTING PATIENT SAFETY AN ETHICAL BASIS FOR POLICY DELIBERATION

AUTHOR(S)
Sharpe, Virginia A.
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 33 Issue 5, special section pS2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides information on the final report of a two year Hasting Center research project on the promotion of patient safety and the reduction of medical error. Values and principles underlying patient safety; Goal of patient safety; Implementation of confidential reporting system.
ACCESSION #
11596751

 

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