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A public health approach to patient safety reporting systems is urgently needed.

Noble DJ, Panesar SS, Pronovost PJ. A public health approach to patient safety reporting systems is urgently needed. J Patient Saf. 2011;7(2):109-12. doi:10.1097/PTS.0b013e31821b8a6c.

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June 8, 2011
Noble DJ, Panesar SS, Pronovost PJ. J Patient Saf. 2011;7:109-12.

Analyzing online patient safety reporting systems, this review suggests that applying a public health approach (performing risk assessment by identifying hazards, assessing dose responses, and evaluating exposure) could help create a universal standard for reporting systems and improve patient safety.

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Noble DJ, Panesar SS, Pronovost PJ. A public health approach to patient safety reporting systems is urgently needed. J Patient Saf. 2011;7(2):109-12. doi:10.1097/PTS.0b013e31821b8a6c.