Patient Safety in Ambulatory Settings: Technical Brief.
Approach to Improving SafetySetting of CareClinical AreaTarget AudienceError TypesOrigin/Sponsor
The primary focus on patient safety research has been in the hospital environment, but the majority of care is delivered in the ambulatory setting. This technical brief discusses the existing evidence on hospital-based safety interventions that have the potential to be implemented in ambulatory care. Strategies with moderate evidence include e-prescribing, pharmacist involvement, and hospital-to-ambulatory care transitions.