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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

A review of the literature examining linkages between organizational factors, medical errors, and patient safety.

Hoff T, Jameson L, Hannan E, et al. Medical care research and review : MCRR. 2004;61:3-37.

An exploration of the role that organizational factors play in achieving patient safety improvement. The authors conclude that little evidence exists to support the impact an individual or organizational component has on minimizing error. Improvements needed to increase the effectiveness of future research are reviewed.