The Role of the Patient in Improving Patient Safety
Gibson R. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. March 2007.
Patients have three roles in improving patient safety: helping to ensure their own safety, working with health care organizations to improve safety at the organization and unit level, and advocating as citizens for public reporting and accountability of hospital and health system performance. The following case illustrates how patients can help ensure their own safety.
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