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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Patient safety: let's measure what matters.

Thomas EJ, Classen DC. Annals of internal medicine. 2014;160:642-3.

This commentary discusses challenges related to the use of numerous measures for adverse events in hospitals in the United States. The authors explain how continually adding mandated safety measures can detract from safety improvement by overwhelming hospital workers with the burden of tracking and failing to record new types of errors.