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Commentary

Patient safety: this is public health.

Card AJ. Patient safety: this is public health. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2014;34(1):6-12. doi:10.1002/jhrm.21145.

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August 20, 2014
Card AJ. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2014;34(1):6-12.

Medical error has been recognized as a serious problem in the United States. This commentary outlines how elements of public health such as biostatistics, occupational safety, and social and behavioral science could be applied to augment patient safety efforts.