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Economic evaluation of healthcare safety: which attributes of safety do healthcare professionals consider most important in resource allocation decisions?

Steuten L, Buxton M. Economic evaluation of healthcare safety: which attributes of safety do healthcare professionals consider most important in resource allocation decisions? Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19(5):e6. doi:10.1136/qshc.2008.027870.

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September 1, 2010
Steuten L, Buxton M. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19(5):e6.
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This study identified a common set of health and non-health attributes as a first step toward understanding decision-making in patient safety resource allocation. Examples of the attributes highlighted were the likelihood of an incident and its direct cost consequences, the event’s preventability, and the degree of trust in safety systems.

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Steuten L, Buxton M. Economic evaluation of healthcare safety: which attributes of safety do healthcare professionals consider most important in resource allocation decisions? Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19(5):e6. doi:10.1136/qshc.2008.027870.

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