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Improving the quality and safety of care on the medical ward: a review and synthesis of the evidence base.

Pannick S, Beveridge I, Wachter RM, et al. Improving the quality and safety of care on the medical ward: A review and synthesis of the evidence base. Eur J Intern Med. 2014;25(10):874-87. doi:10.1016/j.ejim.2014.10.013.

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January 14, 2015
Pannick S, Beveridge I, Wachter RM, et al. Eur J Intern Med. 2014;25(10):874-87.

This narrative review of safety efforts on general hospital wards found that most interventions encompass one or more of five areas: staffing levels, interprofessional collaboration, standardization of care such as use of checklists, rapid response to clinical deterioration, and safety culture. The authors advocate for increasing the evidence base in all of these areas, as gaps in implementation and sustainment are prevalent.

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Pannick S, Beveridge I, Wachter RM, et al. Improving the quality and safety of care on the medical ward: A review and synthesis of the evidence base. Eur J Intern Med. 2014;25(10):874-87. doi:10.1016/j.ejim.2014.10.013.