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Patient safety outcomes in small urban and small rural hospitals.

Vartak S, Ward MM, Vaughn TE. Patient safety outcomes in small urban and small rural hospitals. J Rural Health. 2010;26(1):58-66. doi:10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00266.x.

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February 17, 2010
Vartak S, Ward MM, Vaughn TE. J Rural Health. 2010;26(1):58-66.

This article found that the incidence of specific safety problems (as measured by the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators) was similar for both small urban and small rural hospitals. A toolkit for implementing safety measures in rural hospitals has been published previously.

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Vartak S, Ward MM, Vaughn TE. Patient safety outcomes in small urban and small rural hospitals. J Rural Health. 2010;26(1):58-66. doi:10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00266.x.