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Journal Article

Evidence-based organization and patient safety strategies in European hospitals.

Sunol R, Wagner C, Arah OA, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2014;26 Suppl 1:47-55.

Conducted in seven European countries, this observational study reveals that recommended patient safety goals and care quality pathways have not been implemented as planned, and wider variability exists within countries than between countries, consistent with prior studies of safety culture. In a past AHRQ WebM&M interview, Dr. Paul Shekelle discussed this gap between recommended processes and actual clinical practice.