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Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses.

Page A; Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety, Board on Health Care Services.

This AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine study identifies solutions to problems in hospital, nursing home, and other health care organization work environments that threaten patient safety in nursing care. The report provides a blueprint of actions for all health care organizations that rely on nurses. The report's findings and recommendations address the related issues of management practices, workforce capability, work design, and organizational safety culture.